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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 43235] - Touch with mapper brokken
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:13:26 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From gudnabrsam@yahoo.com  2007-08-31 08:13 -------
(In reply to comment #8)
> Remark to comment #7
> The only drawback is that this would prohibit using touch with mapper to do 
> the most normal task for touch (to update to time=now)
> 
> Alternative suggestion:
> Instead of a new attribute we could invent a new value for "datetime" the 
> value "now"
> 
> Touch used without mapper -> behaviour unchanged
> touch with mapper timestamp not specifeid -> inherrit time (as today)
> touch with mapper and timestamp specified -> use the time specified
> touch with mapper and timestamp specified as "now" -> set time to curent time
> 
> We could keep the current behaviour of timestamp transfering if no 

I also thought of timestamp="now" the other day.  :)  I think I would be okay with this but
as it would 
only exist for this particular use case it's maybe a little weird... are you still with us,
Peter?  WDYT?

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