[Dev-luatex] \luatexdatestamp use

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Oct 1 11:41:52 CEST 2013


On 10/1/2013 11:26 AM, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 10/1/2013 11:19 AM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> On 10/01/2013 11:11 AM, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>>
>>> 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 awa
>>
>> Does it matter to you whether it is an actual date string, or could it
>> be a subversion revision number? (both are possible, the date string
>> would simply switch to the datetime associated with the subversion
>> revision instead of the actual build date).
>
> (to be clear: i don't use the primitive, just the banner, so the
> primitive can go anyway)

we could have

luatex 0.77.0 (rev xxxx) (date ....)

(beta- prefix not needed)

and any piece of the workflow could ignore whatever bit they like and/or 
the date part could be omitted for stable releases

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