On 12-12-11 05:30 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Marc Branchaud <marcn...@xiplink.com> writes:
>> My point is that the initial checkout into an empty working directory should
>> create all files with the same timestamp.
>> Or, to be a bit more precise, whenever git-checkout *creates* files in the
>> work dir, *all* the created files should have the *same* timestamp (i.e. the
>> current time measured at the start of the checkout's execution, not some
>> bizarro other time specified by some arcane heuristic).
> My knee-jerk reaction is that it is insane to do so, but what other
> SCM does such a thing?
I'm lucky enough to just care about git these days.
> Even "tar xf" wouldn't do that, I think.
"tar xf" uses the timestamps that are stored in the tar file. I see this as
an argument against git's exact-current-time-per-file approach: even the tar
guys understand that it's insane.
>>> While not including files that can be rebuilt from the source may be
>>> the ideal solution, I've seen projects hide rules to rebuild such a
>>> "generated but needs special tools to build" and/or a "generated but
>>> normal developers do not have any business rebuilding" file (in your
>>> case, Makefile.in) in their Makefiles from the normal targets (like
>>> "make all") for this exact reason, when they choose to distribute
>>> such files by including in their commits.
>> I prefer to use the third-party code as-is, without hacking it, to have
>> smooth upgrades in the future.
> Then perhaps take the complaints to that third-party upstream, not
Well, I thought that while I wait for some dozen-or-so projects to accept
changes to their builds, it might be nice for git to solve this problem for
me. It is, after all, an effect of the way git operates.
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