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Re: Question on JavaHL change

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 09:29:24 -0400

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 1:36 AM, Hyrum K. Wright
<hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
> Mark Phippard wrote:
>> I have a question on recent JavaHL change merged to 1.5.x branch.
>> In the logMessageCallback we now return a Map of revprops instead of
>> the individual revprops. svn:date is returned as the date value.
>> This forces us to add code like the following to get the timeMicros:
>> // Really hacky date parser, because Java doesn't support
>> // microseconds natively.
>> try {
>> DateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(
>> "yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSS");
>> String datestr = ((String) revprops.get("svn:date"));
>> Date date = formatter.parse(datestr.substring(0, 23));
>> Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
>> cal.setTime(date);
>> timeMicros = cal.getTimeInMillis();
>> timeMicros = timeMicros * 1000
>> + Integer.parseInt(datestr.substring(23,
>> 26));
>> I thought the timeMicros were only added in 1.5 to be a more efficient
>> way to pass the date along. Or perhaps it was the extra precision.
>> Either way, the efficiency and precision are both gone now. It seems
>> like we should either:
>> a) pass the timeMicros as an explicit parameter to the callback
>> b) store it in the revprops. Either as the value of svn:date or as a
>> made up revprop like svn:timemicros.
>> c) forget it altogether and just pass along the date as is
> I don't recall when timeMicros was added (but the fact that I needed to
> parse the svn:date property for compat probably means it wasn't in 1.5).

Check the branch:


timeMicros is not there.

> As
> for your suggestions, I'm opposed to a) on the grounds that we shouldn't be
> treating svn:date as special in this callback. We could do something like
> b) relatively easy (though I'd prefer to do it as an additional property,
> not as svn:date). c) would be easiest, and ideal if it still provides
> consumers what they need.

So a possible option c) would be to remove the timeMicros stuff
altogether and just go back to having a Date. We can wait for Blair
to comment. It seems to me that if the original goal was efficiency
we definitely no longer have that.

Mark Phippard
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