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Re: Status of meta-data-versioning (mod time)?

From: Ph. Marek <philipp.marek_at_bmlv.gv.at>
Date: 2005-07-11 15:35:32 CEST

On Monday 11 July 2005 15:21, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Jul 11, 2005, at 5:47 AM, Oliver Betz wrote:
> > In their world, every project seems to be started under version
> > control. Well, that's not the real world.
>
> Not true at all. Rather, we expect that 90% of the time, projects
> will be 'svn import'ed into subversion.
>
> Once the project is in subversion's repository, tell me why you still
> care about the original timestamps. I'd like to know. The answer I
> always hear is, "I have a whole bunch of scripts that depend on
> timestamps to perform copy synchronizations!"... to which I'm not
> sympathetic.
Well, others just have to do things with files which don't involve
subversion ... maybe sending and receiving from third parties (where
timestamps are a simpler [and for big files faster] way to check than
hashes), maybe there's some medium or endpoint involved where it's not
possible to do a full subversion chain (think mirrors and svk) ...

Not everyone has complete control over the working data.

Regards,

Phil

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