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Re: Revert r23859 - conditionalize skipped sleeping for timestamps on maintainer mode

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2007-11-04 06:57:39 CET

On Nov 3, 2007 10:49 PM, David Glasser <glasser@davidglasser.net> wrote:
> svn_sleep_for_timestamps exists for a very real reason. Making it
> easy to disable will make it easy for users to hurt themselves. If
> all you need is to set an environment variable to make svn "magically
> faster", then users will do so cargo-cultishly and hurt themselves.
> (And blame svn.)

I would be +1 to renaming the environment variable to:



Let's make it downright explicit in the variable name that they're
shooting themselves in the foot if they don't know what they are

I also believe that there are file systems that have sub-second
filestamps, so on those, it should in theory be safe (as long as we do
the right things to preserve it - which I *think* we do). -- justin

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