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[PATCH 07/30] directory rename detection: partially renamed directory testcase/discussion




Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <newren@xxxxxxxxx>
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 t/t6043-merge-rename-directories.sh | 100 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 100 insertions(+)

diff --git a/t/t6043-merge-rename-directories.sh b/t/t6043-merge-rename-directories.sh
index 021513ec00..ec054b210a 100755
--- a/t/t6043-merge-rename-directories.sh
+++ b/t/t6043-merge-rename-directories.sh
@@ -650,4 +650,104 @@ test_expect_success '3b-check: Avoid implicit rename if involved as source on cu
 #   of a rename on either side of a merge.
 ###########################################################################
 
+
+###########################################################################
+# SECTION 4: Partially renamed directory; still exists on both sides of merge
+#
+# What if we were to attempt to do directory rename detection when someone
+# "mostly" moved a directory but still left some files around, or,
+# equivalently, fully renamed a directory in one commmit and then recreated
+# that directory in a later commit adding some new files and then tried to
+# merge?
+#
+# It's hard to divine user intent in these cases, because you can make an
+# argument that, depending on the intermediate history of the side being
+# merged, that some users will want files in that directory to
+# automatically be detected and renamed, while users with a different
+# intermediate history wouldn't want that rename to happen.
+#
+# I think that it is best to simply not have directory rename detection
+# apply to such cases.  My reasoning for this is four-fold: (1) it's
+# easiest for users in general to figure out what happened if we don't
+# apply directory rename detection in any such case, (2) it's an easy rule
+# to explain ["We don't do directory rename detection if the directory
+# still exists on both sides of the merge"], (3) we can get some hairy
+# edge/corner cases that would be really confusing and possibly not even
+# representable in the index if we were to even try, and [related to 3] (4)
+# attempting to resolve this issue of divining user intent by examining
+# intermediate history goes against the spirit of three-way merges and is a
+# path towards crazy corner cases that are far more complex than what we're
+# already dealing with.
+#
+# This section contains a test for this partially-renamed-directory case.
+###########################################################################
+
+# Testcase 4a, Directory split, with original directory still present
+#   (Related to testcase 1f)
+#   Commit A: z/{b,c,d,e}
+#   Commit B: y/{b,c,d}, z/e
+#   Commit C: z/{b,c,d,e,f}
+#   Expected: y/{b,c,d}, z/{e,f}
+#   NOTE: Even though most files from z moved to y, we don't want f to follow.
+
+test_expect_success '4a-setup: Directory split, with original directory still present' '
+	git rm -rf . &&
+	git clean -fdqx &&
+	rm -rf .git &&
+	git init &&
+
+	mkdir z &&
+	echo b >z/b &&
+	echo c >z/c &&
+	echo d >z/d &&
+	echo e >z/e &&
+	git add z &&
+	test_tick &&
+	git commit -m "A" &&
+
+	git branch A &&
+	git branch B &&
+	git branch C &&
+
+	git checkout B &&
+	mkdir y &&
+	git mv z/b y/ &&
+	git mv z/c y/ &&
+	git mv z/d y/ &&
+	test_tick &&
+	git commit -m "B" &&
+
+	git checkout C &&
+	echo f >z/f &&
+	git add z/f &&
+	test_tick &&
+	git commit -m "C"
+'
+
+test_expect_success '4a-check: Directory split, with original directory still present' '
+	git checkout B^0 &&
+
+	git merge -s recursive C^0 &&
+
+	test 5 -eq $(git ls-files -s | wc -l) &&
+	test 0 -eq $(git ls-files -u | wc -l) &&
+	test 0 -eq $(git ls-files -o | wc -l) &&
+
+	test $(git rev-parse HEAD:y/b) = $(git rev-parse A:z/b) &&
+	test $(git rev-parse HEAD:y/c) = $(git rev-parse A:z/c) &&
+	test $(git rev-parse HEAD:y/d) = $(git rev-parse A:z/d) &&
+	test $(git rev-parse HEAD:z/e) = $(git rev-parse A:z/e) &&
+	test $(git rev-parse HEAD:z/f) = $(git rev-parse C:z/f)
+'
+
+###########################################################################
+# Rules suggested by section 4:
+#
+#   Directory-rename-detection should be turned off for any directories (as
+#   a source for renames) that exist on both sides of the merge.  (The "as
+#   a source for renames" clarification is due to cases like 1c where
+#   the target directory exists on both sides and we do want the rename
+#   detection.)  But, sadly, see testcase 8b.
+###########################################################################
+
 test_done
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