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Re: timestamps, take N+1

From: P.Marek <pmarek_at_users.sourceforge.net>
Date: 2003-07-03 07:09:34 CEST

> OK, I'm bringing up the timestamps feature one more time. Everyone
> brace yourselves. :-)
> I have a concrete proposal now, here it is:
> 1. Have 'svn export' use commit-timestamps unconditionally.
> 2. Add a switch to both 'svn checkout/update' that causes all
> affected files to receive commit-timestamps. By default, these
> commands continue to use 'now' times as they do already.
That ok for now.

But it won't meet my criteria. I need to have the *original* timestamps
versioned, as they are the most acknowledged attribute I have to
differenciate between versions (the external source's versions, not my

It's fine with me if that's used now in svn - but if you want to have the
files' mtime instead of commit-times there'll have to be a new property (and
maybe property class), which has to be special cased in some functions, ...
So I believe that most of the code needed comes from this one change - use
mtime instead of commit-time.

Time will show ...

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