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Re: Keeping last-modified dates

From: Greg Thomas <thomasgd_at_omc.bt.co.uk>
Date: 2006-08-29 18:29:20 CEST

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:38:22 +0100, "Andrew Webb"
<andrew.microi@gmail.com> wrote:

>> 1-Aug: Alice checks out file foo.c, modification date 1-Aug.
>> 2-Aug: Bob modifies, commits foo.c
>> 3-Aug: Alice does a make. foo.c is compiled,
>> creating foo.o timestamped 3-aug.
>> 4-Aug: Alice does a 'svn update'. foo.c arrives timestamped 2-Aug
>> Alice does a make. foo.c is not compiled, despite being
>> changed since the last compilation, as foo.c is timestamped
>> 2-Aug (when Bob made the change), which is before foo.o was
>> created (3-Aug).
>I understand.
>But shouldn't Alice have done an 'svn update' on the 3rd as well?

No. If she was working on a different bug fix to Bob, then there's no
need for her to do a 'svn update' before each compile. Imagine the
times I gave above where a minute apart rather than 1 day - I only
used a day to make it easy to write. The problem still happens.


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