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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Shengfa Lin <shengfa@google.com>
Cc: jrnieder@gmail.com, git@vger.kernel.org, nathaniel@google.com,
	rsbecker@nexbridge.com, santiago@nyu.edu
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/1] adding user.hideTimezone for setting UTC timezone
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:06:01 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq8sco8era.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201002215656.80643-1-shengfa@google.com> (Shengfa Lin's message of "Fri, 2 Oct 2020 21:56:56 +0000")

Shengfa Lin <shengfa@google.com> writes:

>> In addition to not having to futz with TZ, I think I like the
>> semantics better.  The motivation that started this thread was not so
>> much "I want to set a custom timezone to blend in" but rather "why are
>> we recording the timezone at all here?"  In that context, it makes
>> sense to me to have a setting such as
>> 
>> 	core.recordTimeZone
>> 
>> that I can turn *off* to say that I don't think datestamp() callers
>> should consider the timezone to be information worth recording (and
>> instead they should write +0000).  To me that seems a little simpler
>> to understand than user.hideTimezone since this focuses on turning
>> some functionality off (recording of the time zone) instead of turning
>> on a new stealth mode.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Jonathan
>
> +1, simpler to understand.

Yup.

> If we have a setting of "core.recordTimeZone", do we need to make it
> as a command option as Junio suggested earlier?

Usually we add command line option --[no-]record-time-zone first
without configuration option when introducing a new features like
this one.  Once the feature proves useful, we'd add a matching
configuration variable for convenience, but leave the command line
option (negative form in this case) so that a configured per-user
default can be overridden as needed.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-02 22:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 47+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-05 17:14 [ISSUE] Stop accessing, storing, and sharing the user's time zone 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
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 [this message]
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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