--make should not touch the -o file if it doesn't change it

Alex Jacobson alex at alexjacobson.com
Wed Jan 2 10:18:52 EST 2008

I think this was a bug on my part.  Some file was getting touched that I 
wasn't aware of.  Sorry.


Simon Marlow wrote:
> Alex Jacobson wrote:
>> Right now, if you recompile with --make, the exeutable gets a new 
>> timestamp.  That seems incorrect.  Is this a bug?
> If the executable was re-linked, then it gets a new timestamp, since the 
> file's contents have changed, but if no compilation or linking was 
> required, then the executable and its timestamp remain unchanged.  Seems 
> ok to me, am I missing something?
> Cheers,
>     Simon

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