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Re: Subversion Problem - How to save file modify time?

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:38:07 +0200

> > It's not Subversion's place to decide that the modification time of a
> > file is not important. It is important to me, and to many other
> > Subversion users as well.
> Well said, Ryan. The days when software (developers) decided
> what the user could do or should need are definitely over. Or so I
> would think. Even MS understands this in significantly growing
> degrees.

Well, it *is* subversion's place to decide which features to support
and which ones not. It also *is* Subversions obligation to provide you
with a stable platform which you can depend on. Implementing the
strictly necessary features is one of the ways of limiting chances at

If you want tools which have all the features - but get none of them
exactly right - you can always buy MS software.

If you think Subversion is missing functionality, you can always write
your own client: Subversion is just a set of libraries; the actual
code in the SVN client is extremely limited. You could even write your
own client in another language than C: we have language bindings for
Java, Python, Perl, Ruby and Scheme and are willing to accept others.



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