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Re: timestamp preservation design (issue 1256)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-06-24 18:42:44 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman writes:
> So for these reasons, I think {Ben, Karl, Justin} are of the opinion
> that if we have a timestamp feature at all, the CVS behavior is
> probably the least evil of all options, and most useful.

Yah. Plus the no-surprises factor if we just do what CVS does.

"Sander Striker" <striker@apache.org> writes:
> > * release managers: 90% of the time they do a fresh checkout (or
> > export) of an entire tag. Commit-time timestamps provide them
> > very easy, very useful metadata about their tree.
> Not to be a pain, but isn't checkout just update? Do you want to
> split the functionality again?

What Ben means is that the delta editor's add_foo() functions will use
the commit-time, but open_foo() will use now-time. Since checkouts
"just happen" to use only add_foo(), everything works out dandily.


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