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From: Santiago Torres Arias <santiago@nyu.edu>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@nexbridge.com>,
	'Nathaniel Manista' <nathaniel@google.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [ISSUE] Stop accessing, storing, and sharing the user's time zone
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2019 12:53:27 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20191205175326.fxgfofr4xvh7kaxb@LykOS.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqwobazmzp.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com>

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On Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 09:43:54AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@nexbridge.com> writes:
> 
> > .... I currently am
> > running a repository located at UTC+2, with developers at
> > UTC-5. It is driving us a bit wonky. I would rather see only UTC.
>
> I also feel that TZ being PII is not particularly a brilliant
> argument against recording TZ---of course it is PII, so are the
> committer e-mail address and the committer name.  Those who want to
> hide can hide but in order to keep track of provenance who did what
> when, we do record them.

This is exactly what I had found confusing from the original post.
> 
> As you can guess from the above reasoning, I am not fundamentally
> opposed to introducing user.tz to complement existing user.name and
> user.email configuration variables.

This sounds like a small delta that would probably please everyone. For
now, using the --date argument on git commit allows you to also pass a
timezone:

    git commit --date="$(TZ=PST date)"

Which you could easily alias...

Thanks,
-Santiago

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  reply	other threads:[~2019-12-05 19:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 47+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-05 17:14 Nathaniel Manista
2019-12-05 17:31 ` Junio C Hamano
2019-12-05 17:33 ` Randall S. Becker
2019-12-05 17:43   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-12-05 17:53     ` Santiago Torres Arias [this message]
2019-12-05 18:00     ` Randall S. Becker
2020-09-30 23:21 ` [RFC PATCH 0/1] adding user.hideTimezone for setting UTC timezone Shengfa Lin
2020-09-30 23:21   ` [RFC PATCH 1/1] hideTimezone: add a user.hideTimezone config Shengfa Lin
2020-09-30 23:41     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-01  0:17       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02  6:07         ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-01  0:31       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-01  0:35         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02  6:41           ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-02  6:46             ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-02  6:37         ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-02  6:02       ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-02  6:15         ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-02 22:32           ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-03  4:57             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-30 23:55     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02  6:51       ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-01  0:05     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-01  2:44     ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-02 21:17       ` Shengfa Lin
2020-09-30 23:53   ` [RFC PATCH 0/1] adding user.hideTimezone for setting UTC timezone Junio C Hamano
2020-10-01  2:17     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-01  3:43       ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-01 15:48         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-08 19:49           ` Junio C Hamano
     [not found]             ` <CAEOYnASgxCE5NjhoSgDwyQyAmdLhw5UyFq_Fu==8q7y6uXGz6w@mail.gmail.com>
2020-10-09 16:48               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02 21:56         ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-02 22:06           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-03  3:50             ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-03  4:42               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-03 19:53         ` brian m. carlson
2020-10-03 22:14           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02 21:42       ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-02 21:23     ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-13  5:28 ` [WIP v2 0/2] experiment with commit option record-time-zone Shengfa Lin
2020-10-13  5:28   ` [WIP v2 1/2] Adding a record-time-zone command option for commit Shengfa Lin
2020-10-13 20:03     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-21  5:01       ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-21 18:55         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-22 16:27           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-26  4:14             ` Shengfa Lin
2020-10-13  5:28   ` [WIP v2 2/2] Demonstrate failing and passing tests Shengfa Lin

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