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Re: two file time questions

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-25 21:41:55 CEST

On May 25, 2005, at 11:41 AM, chris lueders wrote:
> i guess svn uses the file time to speed up it's diff process. fine.
> but why doesn't it use the file size as well?

It does use the filesize, but only later on.

The algorithm is:

   if (timestamp hasn't changed)
      return NO_CHANGE;
   else if (filesize has changed)
      return CHANGED;
      compare byte-by-byte.

> furthermore, i'd like to have a way of forcing a full check,
> regardless of file time, if any of my files changed.

I like that idea, sounds like a nice enhancement to 'svn status'.

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