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Re: ISO-8601 dates and issue 614

From: <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-05-13 03:12:11 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:

>Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>>>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.
>I think we can do this without a grand wc conversion.
>The format currently in .svn/entries is instantly distinguishable from
>the format we want in the future. Thus, the conversion function that
>*reads* .svn/entries timestamps merely needs some compatibility code
>for a while (a few months, whatever). The writers, of course, would
>just start using the new format as soon as the two-format-accepting
>reader is in place.

Argh, had this on my todo list but forgot ...

I really don't see why you'd want to avoid a wc conversion for the
timestamps in particular. We already know we'll have to convert when the
private URLs change from using node ids to using rev/path, so we might
as well do both changes at the same time. The "always use HEAD" motto of
the pre-Alpha stage should hold for working copies, too.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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