[darcs-users] ignore failure on setFileTime?

BARBOUR Timothy Timothy_BARBOUR at rta.nsw.gov.au
Thu Mar 18 22:32:44 UTC 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Roundy [mailto:droundy at abridgegame.org]
> darcs.  I'm
> > > uploading a change now that will make darcs ignore 
> failures in setting
> > > mtime.
> > 
> > Please make this an option, rather than the default. I 
> never imagined the
> > g+s setup would prevent mtimes being set. Since it probably hurts
> > performance quite a bit, I would consider alternatives *if 
> I knew it was
> > happening*. If darcs were to silently ignore failure to set mtime, I
> > might never know why it was running slowly.
> I am hesitatant about creating an option just for this... 
> perhaps something
> like a warning message would be appropriate?

It does not have to be a command-line option, but if darcs is to ignore
failure to set mtime, I think it should be *configurable*. It is usually a
bad idea to silently ignore an error.

If some people are running without the ability to set mtime, they will find
repeated warning messages annoying, unless there is a way to suppress it. Of
course you could provide an option to suppress the warning message...


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