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Re: Commit times may be out of commit order?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-11 17:26:25 CEST

"Oliver Betz" <list_ob@gmx.net> writes:
> Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> > > is there any problem if the commit times are not in the order of
> > > revisions?
> >
> > Yes, they can. There is only one drawback: you can't use the -r{DATE}
> > method of specifying commits anymore. That's because svn uses a binary
> > search to locate the revision number to which the given date
> I see, thanks for the warning. But I can use -r for dates before or
> past the last unsorted commit time?
> For example, importing a legacy project today, I can search for later
> revisions with -r?

Yes; in general, you can still use -r{DATE}, it's just that the
revisions it returns may not be "correct" for various reasonable
definitions of "correct", depending on what dates you specify and how
they relate to the out-of-order commits. (It's difficult to be more
specific than that without a concrete example, of course, but I think
you get the idea.)


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