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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: s/GMT/UTC/

From: Jeremy Shaw
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: s/GMT/UTC/
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 11:37:20 -0700
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At Wed, 08 Sep 2004 10:18:48 +0900,
Miles Bader wrote:
> Jeremy Shaw <address@hidden> writes:
> > Some people feel that the current time stamps are nearly worthless and
> > should be removed altogether. I think this is a bit extreme, but it
> > would prevent someone from mistakenly believing the timestamps can be
> > trusted to any degree. (And it would 'fix' one of the rfc2822
> > incompatabilities).
> Note that the header name is "Date:", not "Precision-Timestamp:", and is
> of course very useful as such -- think "hmmm, this shit was comin' down
> in late september, what changesets are there from around then?".
> [Did somebody really suggest this header is "nearly worthless and should
> be removed altogether"?  Have they actually ever used arch?!?]

But, once again, you can only trust the date based on 'out of band'
information -- like knowing that most people tend to have at least the
date right on their machine, even if the time is off by 10 or 20

But I get emails from people all the time who have really wacky time
and dates set on their machines...

I believe the suggestion to remove the date stamp was mostly made
during a moment of frustration, when someone realized they had to
rewrite a bunch of code, because the date stamps were useless to them
at that time :) I don't think they are really advocating the removal.

Jeremy Shaw.

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