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RE: Re: Keeping last-modified dates

From: Ian Brockbank <Ian.Brockbank_at_wolfsonmicro.com>
Date: 2006-08-29 16:20:26 CEST

Hi Mike,

> Stability and debugging often depend on
> having an original, unmodified file
> for everything except the unit under test.
> We should evolve subversion towards
> keeping the modified date.

Conversely, if I'm trying to investigate a problem in an old version, I
need to be able to roll back and play around with the old code. With
subversion's current timestamp behaviour, I just need to update to the
correct version and rebuild. If the timestamps were set to the check-in
time or similar, Visual Studio would see that they were older than the
object files and skip over them. I have wasted hours in the past trying
to work out why my code wasn't doing what I expected only to find the
code hadn't been rebuilt. Yes, in some ways trivial, but under pressure
it's the simple things you miss.

That's the issue subversion's current behaviour avoids. Fine, get it
added as an option, but please don't force me to use it.


Ian Brockbank
Senior Applications Software Engineer - Corporate
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