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Re: ISO-8601 dates and issue 614

From: Branko ╚ibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-05-07 00:13:16 CEST

Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:

>brane@xbc.nu wrote:
>
>>Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>
>>>Branko ╚ibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>>>
>>>>And yes, whatever timestamps we store in .svn/entries or send over
>>>>the wire should be UTC; svn_time_to_nts and svn_time_from_nts are
>>>>the places where this should be fixed.
>>>>
>>>Yes, this is the correct approach.
>>>
>>>But the implementor should be careful that they don't break existing
>>>working copies. We all have old-style dates sitting in our entries
>>>files; svn_time_from_nts() should be able to recognize *either*
>>>format of date-string, even though svn_time_to_nts() will be writing
>>>out ISO dates.
>>>
>>Ah yes, good point. Either that, or provide a script that converts
>>the WC (like we did some time ago when we changed
>>I-can't-remember-what).
>>
>
>Yes, this is basically what I though as well - so I'll get the job
>underway.
>
>Though I would really like to get some kind of an answer that what do
>we want to do with the old style svn_time_to_nts things - is there
>something worth keeping there?
>

Assuming you provide a script to convert the WC, I don't think so. It's
not worth keeping the month/day name parsing there -- that should go
into apr_strptime.

-- 
Brane ╚ibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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