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Re: Subversion & FAT failures

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-06-27 03:12:30 CEST

On Sun, 2005-06-26 at 19:13 -0500, Carl Karsten wrote:
> > Fixing tests to hide a bug isn't exactly productive.
>
> In this case I think it is.

It wouldn't really be "fixing" the tests in any way, shape, or form.
The timestamp snafu on FAT filesystems causes the svn commands to fail
to notice that a file has changed, which means they simply don't do what
they're expected to do. If a test case sees this behavior, it has no
idea whether it was due to the timestamp issue or because any of a dozen
other pieces of code changed. We would be blinding our test suite to a
huge class of bugs in the working copy crawler code, the repository
layer, and the output code.

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