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Subject: Re: genVersionHeader.pl timestamp granularity (was Re: Problem building example application on windows-x64)
From: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
To: Michael Davidsaver <mdavidsaver@gmail.com>
Cc: core-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:05:09 -0600
On 12/28/2017 10:19 AM, Michael Davidsaver wrote:
> On 12/27/2017 01:04 PM, Andrew Johnson wrote:
>> Michael: How about we drop the seconds field completely from the build
>> date/time-stamp? That should prevent this kind of problem from
>> recurring. It would still trigger a re-creation of the header whenever
>> there is a roll-over, but that should only happen once, not continuously
>> like Mark is seeing.
> 
> For that matter, should we drop this fallback altogether?
> Maybe just default to a static string "Unversioned" or similar?
> As I think about it now, timestamps seem like nothing but trouble.

FWIW I committed a fix that drops the seconds field to the 3.16 branch
back on 12/28, but if you want to take it further and make it report
"Unversioned" instead I don't have any objections.

- Andrew

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