On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Although Linus is correct in that an SCM doesn't *have* to handle this, 
> it really feels like shooting for mediocracy to me.  We might as well 
> design it right from the beginning.

No. git is not an SCM. it's a filesystem designed to _host_ an SCM, and 
that _is_ doing it right from the beginning.

Keep the abstractions clean. Do _not_ get confused into thinking that git 
is an SCM. If you think of it that way, you'll end up with crap you can't 
think about.

And at a filesystem layer, "rename" already exists. It's moving an object 
to a new name in a tree. git already does that very well, thank you very 

But a filesystem rename is _not_ the same thing as an SCM rename.  An SCM 
rename is built on top of a filesystem rename, but it has its own issues 
that may or may not make sense for the filesystem.

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