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Re: Subversion Problem - How to save file modify time?

From: Mattias Engdegård <mattias_at_virtutech.se>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 11:08:13 +0000 (UTC)

Folker Schamel <schamel23_at_spinor.com> writes:

>Therefore, also svn should (at least in its default configuration)
>follow that convention and touch the timestamp if it modifies
>a file for example by svn update.

No. If I'm going back to an earlier revision of a source file (when
bisecting, for instance), I expect "make" to rebuild everything
depending on that file - because in my working copy, that file was
changed *by svn*. The user, and Make, live in real time, which is
monotonically increasing - not in subversion time which can be
spun back and forth like magnetic tape.

It's just like ordinary time machines. If travelling backwards in time
would make you younger, you could never go back and kill Hitler.

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