On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 09:08:57AM +0100, Rodrigo Fernandes wrote:

> Do you have any idea how does github understand that is a bug and
> fixes it automatically?
> (I'm saying this because on Github the date is correct).

I looked into this. The dates you see on GitHub's web UI are actually
parsed by Rugged/libgit2. The libgit2 parser is slightly more forgiving
in this instance; if it sees a broken timezone, it will leave the
timestamp intact, and only omit the timezone. Whereas git says "no, it's
broken, and the timestamp cannot be trusted".

I think both are equally valid strategies, and I do not even think it is
a problem that they diverge between the two implementations. I'd be OK
with a patch to make git handle errors in each independently, assuming
it is not too invasive.

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