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Re: API call to retrieve server timestamp / timestamps as offsets?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2006-11-01 16:17:39 CET

Nik Clayton wrote:
> my $current_time = time(); # Seconds since epoch, in UTC

This is your problem. If I'm correct in thinking you are using HTTP as a
transport, parse the server generated Date header and use that as your
current_time (parsed to seconds since epoch).

> I know, and agree, that this is a configuration problem on the client.
> I'm suggesting that client applications could work around this problem
> with a little help from Subversion. Perhaps with an API call, something
> like:
> my $current_time = SVN::Client::get_time_on_server();

Yes, but that time is wrong one second later... ;-)


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