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Re: [PATCH] Facilitate deterministic pe executables between linker invocations
- From: nick clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>
- To: cory at coryfields dot com
- Cc: binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:48:41 +0000
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Facilitate deterministic pe executables between linker invocations
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Sorry - my bad - I meant to send you a reply yesterday...
>> mingw's coff timestamp is set to an arbitrary number, to match the
standard behavior of ld.
OK. Presumable an arbitary value of zero is suitable ?
A --use-real-timestamp (or so, maybe
random-seed to match gcc?) is introduced to mimic the previous
behavior if desired.
I would prefer not to have completely random values, since they would be
of no use whatsoever. A real timestamp should be fine.
So, yes, please do go ahead and post the patch for this change. I do
not anticipate there being any real problems with it...