[Dev-luatex] \luatexdatestamp use

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Oct 1 11:11:54 CEST 2013

On 10/1/2013 10:33 AM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Karl would like me to remove \luatexdatestamp (and its associated lua
>> value), because that makes it easier to create new binaries from the
>> same source code (without getting small differences always).
>> That is a good argument, so my current plan is to remove it in the next
>> version. Consider yourself warned ;)
> Thank you. I also asked a couple of times to at least replace this
> date with the date of the latest change in SVN. The latter would be at
> least consistent and informative, while the date of compilation is
> both unreliable and causes constant change of the binaries.
> I believe this is also less of an issue now that LuaTeX is more or
> less stable and the LuaTeX version is mostly sufficient. In past when
> everyone was using "the latest" version from trunk it was more
> important to know which version it was.

as long as we keep the (unique) date in the luatex banner ... context 
uses that for automatically regenerating the format etc and that's a 
feature I'd not like to see go away


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