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From Brian Pane <bri...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apr-site versioning.html
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2002 20:33:25 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> At 06:15 PM 8/13/2002, rbb@apache.org wrote:
>
>> The time formatting features are for apr_time_t, and should require
>> microseconds.  If you want to use time formatting functions for seconds,
>> then you have to use the ANSI standard functions.  Essentially, using a
>> time_t in an apr_time_t function just won't work, and it shouldn't
>> work.  As for the file stat fields, just move those to time_t instead of
>> apr_time_t, and the problem goes away too.
>
>
> I'm strongly against lossy time formats for apr_finfo_t.
>
> -1 for going to seconds in mtime/ctime/atime.  Unless we really go nutz
> and turn them into sec/usec tm values.  [Ick.]
>
> Ultimately, we must be able to roundtrip from a stat() into a utime()
> style call without loosing the old value... at least down to the usec.
> Many systems will track file times down to the msec, at a minimum.


Doesn't Posix require these fields to be in seconds?

Brian


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