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Re: build rules

From: David Ascher <DavidA_at_ActiveState.com>
Date: 2001-06-04 21:56:02 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
> Question for gstein.
>
> In the old days, if I changed a single C file and ran 'make' in a
> subdir, it would recompile the one file and then relink the particular
> libsvn_ library I was working in. I would then deliberately go into
> client/ and run 'make clean && make', because I wanted a fresh
> timestamp on the svn binary.
>
> To be clear: the issue here is that I (and others) have become very
> dependent on running 'svn -v' and seeing *exactly* when the binary was
> built.

A side question from an observer - why do you need to know that
timestamp? Can't you just do 'ls -l' to find the date of the latest
relink? There's a user requirement here that I don't understand, and I
just hate those =).

-- David Ascher
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