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RE: RE: Re: Keeping last-modified dates

From: Reedick, Andrew <Andrew.Reedick_at_BellSouth.com>
Date: 2006-08-29 18:23:41 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Fairhead [mailto:steve@fivetrees.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 11:01 AM
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Re: Keeping last-modified dates
> Ian Brockbank said:
> When doing a rollback, or anything other than what the
> makefile system is
> designed to deal with, it's always prudent to do a "make
> clean" (or its
> equivalent, or a "touch" of the affected file[s]) -
> regardless of what VCS
> you're using, or indeed not using. T'was ever thus.

        Not good enough. If you rollback an 'add' (a new file was
added) then you have to be sure to delete the file. Nothing like a
stray class file in QA (via a patch) that didn't make it to Prod (full
build) and people wondering why the feature is "missing" in prod. =P

> Forgive me, but you appear to be blaming the tools for what
> amounts to a
> user error. I know the error (been there ;)), but once bitten...
> In any case, it's becoming abundantly clear that "preserve original
> timestamp" should be a checkout option. As someone else has
> noted, consider
> the Unix "cp -p" precedent.

I would agree. I find a


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