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

From: Oliver Betz <list_ob_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2005-07-12 14:38:17 CEST

Branko ─Œibej wrote:

['make' and update to older revision with 'use-commit-times']

> If you preserve commit times in the WC, then after the update to an
> older revision, some files that need rebuilding will have changed, but
> make won't notice because their timestamps would be older than the
> timestamps of the generated files left over from the previous build.
> Such an update would force you ro do a clean rebuild, and that's not
> nice.

In many cases it doesn't happen so often to "update" to an earlier
version, and in many cases it doesn't take so much time to rebuild
all (faster than a Doxygen run), so for many people that's no problem
at all.

After all, one can choose whether to use commit times (or original
modification time) or the actual time.

As far as I could read from the older threads, that's the main
(only?) argument against "use-commit-times" (or keeping original
timestamps), am I missing something?

BTW: was there a good reason to make "use-commit-times" a global


Oliver Betz, Muenchen
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Received on Tue Jul 12 14:39:35 2005

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