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Re: Timestamp Frustrations

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-03 16:33:10 CEST

On Jun 3, 2005, at 9:11 AM, trlists@clayst.com wrote:
>
> Incidentally, why doesn't use-commit-times affect svn merge?

Merges are fundamentally different than checkouts or updates.

Checkouts and updates modify the 'base' versions of files in your
working copy: not just the working files, but the underlying
administrative data.

'svn merge', on the other hand, is just shortcut for making local
edits. It's no different than opening files in your editor and
tweaking them. And in that case, you definitely don't want the
timestamps reset. At a minimum, it would make 'svn status' quite
slow at detecting edited files. It would be a bit unnatural.

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