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.
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