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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@nexbridge.com>
Cc: "'Nathaniel Manista'" <nathaniel@google.com>, <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [ISSUE] Stop accessing, storing, and sharing the user's time zone
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:43:54 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqwobazmzp.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <047b01d5ab92$159a8240$40cf86c0$@nexbridge.com> (Randall S. Becker's message of "Thu, 5 Dec 2019 12:33:13 -0500")

"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.

If "seeing" is the primary reason (i.e. you want to compare times
your people worked on their commits), you can always do that on the
display side (e.g. "git log --date=local").  It is not a good excuse
to advocate for information loss.

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.

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.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-12-05 17:43 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 [this message]
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
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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