On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
In message <alpine.bsf.2.00.1003050940290.5...@fledge.watson.org>, Robert
Watso n writes:
[...] it's that changes in layout come with a less visible but much larger
cost than "svn mv".
Really stupid question: Doesn't svn support symlinks ?
Yes, but does that help? The issue is not user applications that can't find
their header files, it's people who maintain patchsets in revision control
systems, such as svn, Perforce, git, etc, whose work will be derailed when
automatic merging fails. As I said, I've run into this with the TrustedBSD
work several times: someone rearranges files in the network stack or VFS and
you're left trying to figure out where the code moved, how to re-apply your
changes, whether you've missed anything, etc. Continuity over time in code
location makes that task orders of magnitude easier, and costs the project
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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