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RE: Signature configurability

From: Jeff Rosenfeld
Subject: RE: Signature configurability
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 15:30:41 -0800

Wouldn't that problem go away if matching identical timestamps were always
considered out-of-date? Only non-identical timestamps should be compared.

        - Jeff.

>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Steven Knight [mailto:address@hidden
>>> Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 12:44 PM
>>> To: Gary Oberbrunner
>>> Cc: address@hidden
>>> Subject: RE: Signature configurability
>>> It wouldn't be hard to fix this, and Theo Petersen actually posted a
>>> patch last May that did just that.  But--get this--fixing 
>>> Cons to make
>>> the default source signature behavior "qw(consign content)" 
>>> breaks the
>>> test suite!  The test suite scripts can call Cons and 
>>> modify a source
>>> file all within a single second, in which case, the cached .consign
>>> signature is actually wrong, but the time stamps match and make it
>>> look right.  Consequently, things don't always get recompiled when
>>> they should when the default source signature behavior is 
>>> "qw(consign
>>> content)".

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