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Re: Keeping last-modified dates

From: Peter Werner <l.svn_at_vasas.no-ip.org>
Date: 2006-08-30 08:44:03 CEST

> Well said. Seems to me that SVN's behaviour is defended here as a workaround
> for a problem that exists in collaborative s/w projects with/without a VCS
> system.
> (To the multitudes who pointed out my misunderstanding of Alice's part in
> the example scenario earlier: yes, it's a fair cop, I did misunderstand.
> However the problem still exists if you take the VCS out of the picture. If
> a colleague gives you a file that predates your last build, you'll have to
> let make know somehow, whether by touching the file or doing a make all.
> It's nowt to do with the VCS.)

Again no. cp will update the timestamp for you.
It has the same bug :-)

The problem is that svn is written in a compiled language, so they like
to support make.

cp does have a feature to preserve modification times, so it could be
the same with svn (but never default behaviour).


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