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Re: [PATCH] -r { DATE } with words

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 15:40:54 +0200

Branko Čibej wrote on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 14:35:01 +0200:
> On 19.05.2011 11:53, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 09:38:55PM +0200, Branko Čibej wrote:
> >> Why? That doesn't make sense. Second of all, all these wordy aliases are
> >> just shorthands for real timestamps anyway -- by your reasoning, you
> >> could eliminate all of them.
> > There is otherwise no way to express dates relative to the current time.
> So instead of introducing a subset of the silliness that was in CVS, why
> then don't you invent an unambiguous format that /can/ express dates
> relative to the current time?
> For example, you might support: svn -r {-1.12:13:56}, meaning one day,
> twelve hours, 13 minutes and 56 seconds ago.

Which is language-independent, much shorter to type, doesn't require
quoting spaces, avoids the "months are 30 days" edge case...

Anyway, to keep things simple, how about: a '{' followed by either
a plus or a minus means "N days in the future/past" where N is the
number following the plus-or-minus; and if the plus-or-minus is missing
is missing, then it's parsed as a date.

> -- Brane
Received on 2011-05-19 15:41:32 CEST

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