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Timestamp information in .elc files

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Timestamp information in .elc files
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 04:08:37 -0500
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.elc files start with a comment like this:

   ;;; Compiled by address@hidden on Sun Mar  3 23:34:26 2013

I have never used this information, and I can never imagine needing it.
I find it annoying because it means .elc files change on every
compilation. Diffing two trees containing .elc files reports spurious
differences for every single .elc file due to this (admittedly, you can
avoid this by using diff -I).

Is this timestamp useful in any way?

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