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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Use of SVN variable $Date$ - do we need it?
Date Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:18:53 GMT
On 27/07/2009, Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@apache.org> wrote:
> sebb a écrit :
>
>
> > The SVN variable $Date shows the date of last update. Unfortunately
> > this is expressed in local time, which makes comparing tags with
> > source archives a bit tedious.
> >
> > Do we really need this variable?
> >
> > I would have thought that $Revision was enough to identify the file.
> >
> > Similarly, $HeadURL may vary:   http[s]://svn[.eu].apache.org/
> >
> > I don't think it adds much value.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
>
>  Sometimes I look at the classes in SVN with my web browser, and I
> appreciate to be able to see immediately when the file was modified. Even if
> the time is not expressed in my timezone, the date is enough to tell if the
> file was modified recently, weeks, months or years ago.
>
>  What problem are you trying to solve?

As I wrote originally, it makes comparison between the SVN tag and the
source archive tedious.

>  Emmanuel Bourg
>
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