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

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-11 22:56:42 CEST

Scott Palmer <scott.palmer@2connected.org> writes:
> I'm sorry, I choose my words poorly. I should have said the
> developers seem to attach little value to the fact that other tools
> use time stamps. Though it is funny that you bring this point up,
> since it was the phrase "I'm not sympathetic" which I reacted to in a
> similar way (I used it myself merely to point that out). It also
> implies a certain attitude. (An unsympathetic one :-) ) Suggesting
> that the people making the request have not put sufficient thought
> into the request or effort into changing their work flow in the first
> place. I don't think that is what is happening in this case.

Yeah, "unsympathetic" was a bit abrupt. Of course you're right, Ben
didn't mean it as a putdown at all.

> In any case, I thought I had read on the list of a patch that has
> already been made available. So the cost appears relatively low. If
> the development team considers this a low priority (and I agree that
> it is), it appears that the cost is in proper proportion to the
> benefits.

That's how I'd sum things up too. Note that the real cost is the cost
of evaluating that patch and the design behind it, which (so far) has
looked pretty high. The mere existence of the patch doesn't change
that cost.

-K

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