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

From: Reedick, Andrew <jr9445_at_ATT.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:13:09 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Folker Schamel [mailto:schamel23_at_spinor.com]
> Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 5:31 AM
> To: Anders J. Munch
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org; dev_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Subversion Problem - How to save file modify time?
> Btw, for build systems of larger software, checksums are no option
> because they are far too slow. Thats the reason why for example
> also scons can use timestamps.

Except that builds normally do not want to preserve timestamps. Plus,
in larger software builds, you normally have a rigidly controlled
environment, formal processes and automation, so you wouldn't need
checksums even if they were fast enough. (You would probably do
scheduled audits using checksums to verify that cosmic rays haven't
flipped a bit somewhere.)

Personally, I would like the ability to preserve original file
timestamps, but I can't formulate any business justification for doing
so that cannot be solved with more reliable processes such as auditing
or checksum aware deployment scripts.

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Received on 2008-07-14 16:13:52 CEST

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