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Re: cvs commit: apr/test testfileinfo.c

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-07-09 18:44:23 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>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
Hah! But you didn't necessarily make any changes to the directory,
right? If you want to be consistent WRT directory modification times,
then the effects of the bubble-up must *not* be visible in the working
copy. Bubble-up is an implementation detail.

See? It becomes very interesting.

>>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.
Good boy. :-)

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