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Re: meaning of "Automatic date update in version.in" commits



On September 22, 2017 2:49:31 PM GMT+08:00, Andreas Schwab <schwab@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
>On Sep 22 2017, Petr Ovtchenkov <ptr@void-ptr.info> wrote:
>
>> I.e. development process of kernel or glibc (ABI is important and
>"source
>> identification" important too, isn't it?) dispense of such technique,
>
>Unlike kernel and glibc, libbfd and libopcodes do not maintain ABI
>compatibility, and never will.
>
>> but binutils prefer to follow tradition from 1994 that was useful
>> for publicly inaccessible CVS repo + public tarball on FTP.
>
>bfd/version.h has been added in 2001, not 1994.  It still works very
>well, no need to change anything that isn't broken.
>
>Andreas.
>
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>Andreas Schwab, schwab@linux-m68k.org
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>4ED5
>"And now for something completely different."

We should try not to update DATE in version.h if there is no change
otherwise.  It can be done by remembering the last commit.

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