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RE: svn status: does not notice changed file if timestamp of "new " file is older

From: John Barstow <John_Barstow_at_gfsg.co.nz>
Date: 2002-11-13 22:47:08 CET

> source safe offers the following options in the client:
> 1. compare files by
> - checksum (default)

What's the cost of computing a checksum? It would seem to me that it would
be the most reliable method of determining a change has occurred - certainly
better than mtime (at least on Windows) or filesize (since file mods don't
always change size).
I think adding a checksum as an option would be good, even if it's slow.
I'd be willing to do this work after my schedule clears up a little (end of
December, most likely, since we just lost a developer).

John C Barstow

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