Hi Johannes,

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:58:12PM +0100, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> Since you already assessed that it shouldn't be hard to do, you probably
> want to put your money where your mouth is and come up with a patch, and
> then offer it up for discussion on this here mailing list.

Well, it would be good to discuss this a bit beforehand, since my time 
is wasted if there's no chance to get it accepted. Perhaps there is 
some counterargument I don't know about.

Is there some existing code that could be used? I think I read 
somewhere that git once did preserve mtimes, but that this code was 
removed because of the build tool issues. Perhaps that code could 
simply be put back in, and surrounded by conditions.

Best wishes

PS: Given the opportunity, I want to thank you very much for 
maintaining the git repository for my cvsclone tool.

Peter Backes, r...@helen.plasma.xg8.de

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