Dear diary, on Sat, Aug 13, 2005 at 09:41:45PM CEST, I got a letter
where Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005, Carl Baldwin wrote:
> > The bottom line is that I don't really see many situations where it is
> > absolutely necessary but it is a convenience. Not supporting it may
> > seem like an artificial limit that really didn't need to be there.
> Well, there is an argument for not supporting it, namely that the way
> patches work, traditionally a directory that became empty is deleted
> (because patches have no way of saying "remove directory" or "create
If we have rename patches, why couldn't our patches deal with
directories as well? And git-apply, cg-patch etc might have a way to
behave in a "traditional" way for non-git patches and if a patch removes
all files in a directory, kill the directory.
That is, I would solve this on the SCM<->patches boundary, not
fundamentally limit the SCM itself.
Petr "Pasky" Baudis
If you want the holes in your knowledge showing up try teaching
someone. -- Alan Cox
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