Re: git and time

From: Matthew L Foster <>
Date: 2006-09-29 03:30:51
--- Tom Prince <> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 09:55:08AM -0700, Matthew L Foster wrote:
> > 
> > --- Rogan Dawes <> wrote:
> > 
> > > I just don't think that any of the kernel developers feel the need to 
> > > police any one else's clocks . . . they're more interested in the 
> > > contents of the patch.
> > 
> > I am not saying git should "police any one else's clocks", I am saying git should be designed
> or
> > configured in such a way, using local time, that it obviates the current reliance on everyone
> > else's clock being set correctly. 
> > 
> > -Matt
> The point is, it DOES NOT rely on anyone's clock being set correctly.

gitweb.cgi does. It should be possible to export git data, through say a web interface, in a such
a way that local time order is consistent with commit order. 

[responding to Linus' mail here:] I understand that git doesn't care about time internally as it
treats it as a random number for people to care about or not on their own, I am only saying that
local time is more likely to be cared about than disparate remote creation times. 


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