On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM, Eric S. Raymond <e...@thyrsus.com> wrote: > Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>: >> Roundtrip conversions may benefit from sub-second timestamps, but >> personally I think negative timestamps are more interesting and of >> practical use. > > You mean, as in times before the Unix epoch 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z? > > Interesting. I hadn't thought of that. I've never seen a software > project under version control with bits that old, which is significant > because I've probably done more digging into ancient software than > anybody other than a specialist historian or two.
One example I've heard is someone wanting to throw the history of a country's laws into git so they can diff them. -- David -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html