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Re: WinCVS and 'cvs' using different date formats

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: WinCVS and 'cvs' using different date formats
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 13:06:11 -0400 (EDT)

Scott Fagg writes:
> I just downloaded cvs 1.11.1p1 and WinCVS 1.3
> 1.11.1.p1 is still using a different format to WinCVS1.2

Whichever one is using the "Fri Jun 01 04:05:39 2001" format (with a
leading zero on the date) is the one that is broken and needs to be
fixed.  I'm reasonably certain that would be WinCVS.

> I'm tempted to patch cvs1.11.1p1 myself to fix this.. surely it cant
> be that much of a patch.

It depends: fixing the defective version(s) so that it corrects the
library's malformed date format is easy (and, I'm sure, has already been
done in both development versions).  On the other hand, trying to patch
the code to deal with malformed dates is very difficult because there
are *lots* of places that compare timestamps for equality by doing
simple string compares on them.

-Larry Jones

He piqued my curiosity. -- Calvin

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