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Re: filutils 4.1

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: filutils 4.1
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 14:08:17 -0600
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According to James Youngman on 8/22/2006 1:58 PM:
>> I thought about this a year or so ago. The obvious thing to do is to
>> change %A@ and friends so that they produce a number which is no
>> longer an integer.  I enquired on the bug-findutils mailing list about
>> whether anybody thought that this would break scripts currently
>> depending on the existing behaviour.  At the time, I took no response
>> as "shrug" rather than "no".
> Again, no response :)    Should I assume the feature is not useful
> enough to incur the time overhead of maintaining it?

I'm in favor of full resolution time stamps wherever possible, even though
it is not possible to set such timestamps to their full resolution until
the kernel folks provide a better interface for setting times.  I take the
silence on whether changing the format of %A as consent that no one will
be overly impacted, particlarly if you document it in NEWS.

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