A Proposal to Move to Git

Florian Weimer fw@deneb.enyo.de
Thu Aug 22 18:56:00 GMT 2013

* Eli Zaretskii:

>  . Files/directories that are deleted or moved/renamed.  Will the
>    information from the Attic be extracted, and will git be able to
>    intuit renaming and handle deleted files correctly?

Git uses contents-based heuristics to reconstruct renames.  The
downside is that it is impossible to make sure that a rename is
recognized by Git.  The advantage is that users cannot forget to
register renames on the version control side.

The CVS checkout reconstruction has to be sufficiently accurate and
preserve at a copy of the file at each intermediate checkout version.
Such a correct conversion is usually quite difficult to achieve (CVS
history is usually quite bad, due to bugs and user errors), but it's
obviously desirable for other reasons.

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