splitting files and splitting hairs

Lalo Martins lalo at exoweb.net
Sun May 8 12:32:57 BST 2005

One common use case I find when refactoring is to split one file into a
few.  The only RCS I ever used that supports that is Subversion (svn cp
foo.py bar.py; gnuclient foo.py bar.py); but that's far from being my
favorite RCS ;-)

Any ideas how bzr could do that?  Off the top of my head (15-second
design), I'd store a new field "descends_from" in the inventory (with
the file_id of the "parent" file).

                                               Lalo Martins
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