Blog post on git vs. bzr movement history
ian.clatworthy at internode.on.net
Wed Jul 25 02:06:41 BST 2007
Robert Collins wrote:
>> Git's decision to forgo file tracking is an architectural decision.
>> Bazaar's lack of function tracking is an implementation issue. We could
>> do it like git. Or we could aim higher. git's annotation across code
>> moves doesn't work if you also rename files:
> ha! I had speculated that this would be a weakness :). During the last
> git mega-thread here I noted that 'git uses heuristics, bzr uses
> explicit data *and* heuristics' : There is no good reason to
> discard /facts/ and try to guess them later.
Nicely said. Perhaps one of you should add a comment to the blog post to
this effect? In that way, people stumbling across it (via a Google
search say) will better appreciate the wisdom of our approach.
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