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

From: Folker Schamel <schamel23_at_spinor.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 14:05:56 +0200

Mattias Engdegård wrote:
> 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.

I think we both mean exactly the same:
svn should behave (as default) as it behaves now:
"svn update" sets the file time to the current time (touch).

> 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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