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Re: Date ordering of revisions [was: fsfs bug in commit timestamps?]

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2006-01-16 18:56:38 CET

On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 10:13 +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> When I mirror a remote repository, commits spread over several years in
> the remote repository can end up spread over a few minutes in the local
> mirror. If -r{DATE} can't do what I want, then I'd like some equally
> convenient syntax to refer to the original dates.

One of the challenges of a distributed version control system is that
operating by date becomes difficult to define, if you're interested in
the original dates. "What changed between last Tuesday and last
Thursday" is no longer easy to say, since several different upstream
sources could have made different changes to different bases during that
time.

Does anyone have enough experience with another distributed version
control system (besides svk) to know how they handle the problem? I
think the answer is that they all punt.

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