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RE: RE: possible bug

From: Andy Cutright <Andy.Cutright_at_borland.com>
Date: 2005-06-28 00:07:24 CEST

the time stamp i get back from the client libraries is a long,
representing milliseconds since the epoch, so supposedly i've got a
window of milliseconds, i believe. please correct me if i'm wrong.

i do hear what you're saying about multiple commits potentially making
the timestamp a weak key.

should i file a bug then?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Hudson [mailto:ghudson@MIT.EDU]
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 2:13 PM
> To: Andy Cutright
> Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: RE: possible bug
> On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 13:32 -0700, Andy Cutright wrote:
> > thanks for the response. i would like to be able to use the
> timestamp as
> > the key for a particular revision. i'm working on an abstraction of
> > various source code control engines, and the timestamp is a
> structure
> > that all source code control engines provide.
> I think the behavior you've found is broken, and we should fix it.
> But I also think using the timestamp this way is dangerous.
> If multiple
> revisions are committed with the same timestamp (i.e. within a
> one-second period), then you no longer have a unique identifier.

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