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Re: cvs commit: apr/test testfileinfo.c

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-09 14:51:59 CEST

Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> I don't know if there's a danger, but someone (you? :-) has to think
> about whether it's consistent. Can files in the directory have mtimes
> newer than the directory itself?

Nope, because of the bubble-up effect in the repository. For example,
the last-commit-time of '/' is always equal to the date of the last

> Does a propchange on a directory affect its mtime? Etc. ad nauseam.

Hmmmm, yeah, I guess one could commit a propchange to a directory, and
then it would have a timestamp newer than its contents. I wonder if
that would mess up any working copies.

Maybe I'll just stay away from this problem for now.

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