David Woodhouse wrote:
On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 12:42 -0700, Luck, Tony wrote:

This is a very good point ... but this still has problems with the
"git is a filesystem, not a SCM" mantra.  Timezone comments don't
belong in the git inode.

Yeah, but really I'd want to see other serious users of it before I'd accept that the timezone information _really_ needs to be stored separately. After all, the committer and author information really wouldn't be considered part of the _filesystem_ either.

Both of these are metadata; they may not be directly relevant to the filesystem, but are attributes relevant to the client thereof; effectively an xattr. It's not really any different than the fact that RFC 2822-style messages frequently contain headers rarely used by either MTAs or MUAs; they're metadata provided along the standard format for metadata in that system. In fact, the ability for RFC (2)822 to accommodate this type of data has shown to be a major strength of the system, as opposed to the uncountably many attempts at binary email formats.

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