Test GCC conversion with reposurgeon available

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Thu Dec 26 22:32:00 GMT 2019


Toon Moene <toon@moene.org>:
> On 12/26/19 10:30 PM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> 
> > Me, I don't undertstand why version-control systems designed for distributed
> > use don't ignore timezones entirely and display all times in UTC - relative
> > time is surely more imoortant than the commit time's relationship to solar
> > noon wherever the keyboard happened to be. But I don't make these decisions.
> 
> So we are going to base this world wide free software endeavor on a source
> code system that doesn't keep time by UTC ?

They all *do* keep time by UTC.

What confuses me is why they every try to *display* anything other than UTC.
It seems pointless to me to ever display local time in clients, but they do it
anyway. 

Wiothout that complication, there would be no need to track user timezones.
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		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>




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