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RE: Keeping last-modified dates

From: Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_compacsort.com>
Date: 2006-08-30 00:34:26 CEST

Quoth Steve Fairhead <mailto:steve@fivetrees.com>:
> However: any time I do anything as drastic as checking files
> out of a VCS, or reverting, or including a replacement file
> from a colleague, or otherwise messing with the data that
> make uses to do a build, I'd expect to do a make clean or a touch.

Since when could 'svn update' be considered a drastic operation? It's
supposed to be routine -- something you do daily, if not more often.

For software source file control, at least, not preserving the
timestamps is definitely the way to go, as has already been explained
repeatedly. If you're using SVN for document versioning (which AFAIK
wasn't the original goal, but it's cool that it can be used that way)
then it *might* be desirable to preserve timestamps, if you don't have a
better way of keeping track of documents. ('svn log' seems sufficient
to me.)

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