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Fixing time stamps, WAS: RE: svn commit: rev 7565 - in trunk/subversion: include libsvn_wc tests/clients/cmdline

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-10-30 14:11:57 CET

> From: Philip Martin [mailto:philip@codematters.co.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 2:07 PM

> Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> writes:
>
> > No, we don't! It's an implementation detail, a performance
> > optimisation, like caching. Why should the user need to even know
> > that it exists, let alone have a command for activating it?
>
> There is no easy way to detect that "broken" timestamps are present.
> If one does not regularly commit from a working copy then broken
> timestamps may accumulate, and a small number of them can have a
> drastic effect on the performance of "svn status".

And telling users they may want to run svn cleanup once in a while
just in case just doesn't cut it. Interesting dilemma.

Sander

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