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Re: import files preserving timestamps

From: Geoffrey <lists_at_serioustechnology.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 08:46:55 -0400

Anders J. Munch wrote:
> Geoffrey [mailto:lists_at_serioustechnology.com] wrote:
>> Anders J. Munch wrote:
>>> make is well-known and ubiquitus, and you may choose to use it anyway.
>>> But if the shortcomings of make bother you, don't try to mold the rest
>>> of the world to fit the flaws of make - switch to a better build
>>> system instead. Like one that uses file checksums instead of timestamps.
>> Any examples of such a build system?
> SCons is one. Ant is another, IIRC.
> Myself I'm using a homegrown system that triggers a recompile on any
> change in timestamp or file size. Not bulletproof, but works well in
> practice.

I think nmake is smarter about this, but it's been so long since I used
it, I can't recall.

Until later, Geoffrey
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