Joe Perches <> writes:

> I don't believe that reversibility
> is a really useful aspect of deletion patches
> when there are known git repositories involved.

You can read "reversibility" as "safety" if you want.  We would want
to make sure we know what we are deleting before deleting a path.

The history that the receiver of such a patch has may have further
changes that are relevant that the sender of the deletion patch did
not know about, and removing the path in such a case would make the
result inconsistent.  If the sender did his work on top of the newer
version with the change in the path, the sender's patch may still
have deleted the path but would have had changes to other paths to
compensate for the loss of that change.
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