Linus Torvalds wrote:

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 much.

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.

I wasn't referring to git per se, I was referring to the hosted SCM.

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