MOVED - from == to?
linimon at lonesome.com
Sun Jan 15 15:07:36 PST 2006
On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 12:48:28PM -0500, Dan Langille wrote:
> Can the FROM field be the same as the TO field in ports/MOVED? I
> think not.
eik and I were trying to convince people that that would be a good
technique to note 'previously removed port has been reinstated', but I
don't think we convinced anyone.
My original interpretation of MOVED, when I built portsmon, was that
it contained a complete historical record of ports that had been
deleted and/or moved. To build the view of the 'latest' change, portsmon
walks the tree and follows multiple entries. The reason I did it this
way is that so I could say 'PR #xyz was orginally about foo/bar-devel but
now it is about foo/bar since that's where foo/bar-devel got moved to."
However, I also failed to convince people that keeping the historical
entries was useful, and now some (but not all) of them have been flushed.
Given that, we might as well flush the rest of them, and the from=to
entries as well.
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