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Re: repair timestamps of unchanged files

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-23 10:51:08 CET

Julian Foad wrote:
> I was hoping there would be a better (more automatic and invisible)
> way than any of these four options, like making read-only operations
> (status, etc.) do the fix-up as and when they notice the discrepancy.
> But of these four options, I agree that "svn cleanup" is the best,
> because I really don't want to see any new commands or options for a
> "feature" that shouldn't need to exist (from a high-level-logic point

Can I just add a user's perspective here. How do we know that the
timestamps are mismatched? No status report shows that. All we see is
the symptom of increasing slowness in WC operations, so it is not
obvious that we would need to run "svn cleanup". Are you going to
document that somehow?

"If your working copy starts getting really slow, run svn cleanup to fix
the broken timestamps".

This sounds like more ammunition for the detractors who already complain
about speed problems. I agree with Julian here that if at all possible
it should be automatic, invisible and done as soon as the mismatch is


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