At 12:27 PM 7/20/2001 -0400, Jon Parise wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 04:14:21PM +0300, Zeev Suraski wrote:
> > It's been bugging me for over a year now, and I'm now trying to figure out
> > the best way to do it.  output.c sits today in ext/standard, which is
> > wrong, as it's really a part of the inner core of PHP, and not a set of
> > functions.
> > If I move the file in the CVS repository and fix the references, then
> > everything would be fine, history would be retained, except checking out
> > old CVS's will no longer work.
> > If import the file into main/ and delete it from ext/standard, we lose the
> > history for it, which is sucky.
> > I'm thinking about moving the file in CVS, and in addition to fixing the
> > HEAD branch, fix also the 4.0.6 branch, so that we at least can check out
> > one version back.  What do you guys think?
>I'm pretty sure the correct way to do this is:
>     Copy output.c,v from ext/standard/ to main/
>     'cvs remove output.c' from ext/standard/ in the HEAD branch
>     Update all affected Makefile's, etc. and commit them to HEAD
>That should preserve the file's history and retain compatibility
>with old versions / branches.

We should do this in future too. We have renamed files in the past the 
*bad* way (just moving it in the cvs repository and not cp'ing it).


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