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Re: "svn diff" and "svn log" timestamp weirdness

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-09-01 21:22:49 CEST

Ph. Marek wrote:

>On Thursday 01 September 2005 11:36, Julian Foad wrote:
>
>
>>Having a warning just for the exact midway point is equally horrible: the
>>choice being made does not suddenly become "unsafe" at the exact midpoint,
>>it smoothly becomes less safe the further you are from either end.
>>
>>
>You're right in that's not suddenly unsafe.
>
>
>Confidence
>100% ^ ^
> |\_ _/|
> | \_ _/ |
> | ~\__ __/~ |
> | ~----__ __---~ |
> 0% +---------------====0====--------------+
> Rev. W Rev. Y
>
>But it's only in the exact _middle_ where we _cannot_ make anything other than a guess.
>
>
That's nonsense. You have no data whatsoever by which you could even
determine a confidence curve. It could easily be the other way around --
that the midpoint is the best choice.

But anyway, this is quite academic and beside the point. We can easily
make this a client-side decision, made by the user.

-- Brane

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