[Monetdb-developers] Build date in Mserver startup info

Fabian Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl
Sat May 1 15:43:53 CEST 2004

Stefan.Manegold at cwi.nl wrote:

>>Can't make be instructed to always compile or evaluate a file? Some
>>python script could perhaps generate a little C file which has one
>>method to return the (hard coded) date. This method might get called
>>from instances who need it. In the worst case the end binary gets
>>relinked I guess?
> In priciple, this might be an option, but it will only work if one calles
> make in the top-level build directory. In case one calles make only in one
> of the subdirectories (e.g., src/gdk, or src/modules/plain), which is very
> convenient to speed-up the re-build process, your solution will not work,
> and hence result in an "inconsisten" build date.
I can live with that... I never build from a subdir. I think it's quite 
logical as well to require a full build for consistency on the build 

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