Test GCC conversion with reposurgeon available

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Wed Dec 25 19:33:00 GMT 2019


Segher Boessenkool <segher@kernel.crashing.org>:
> The goal is not to pretend we never used SVN.

One of *my* goals is that the illusion of git back to the beginning of
time should be as consistent as possible.

> The goal is to have a Git repo that is as useful as possible for us.

Exactly.  I've already written about minimizing cognitive friction.

Here's why you want to get timezones right: there are going to be times
when the order of commits is significant information for a developer's
understanding of what happened.  But without a timezone you only know 
the actual time of a commit to 24-hour resoltion.

There is no way we'll get this perfect.  But there is more wrong and
less wrong, and reposurgeon tries hard to be less wrong.
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		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>




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