[llvm-dev] RFC: Should the default LLVM build be deterministic?

Rafael EspĂ­ndola via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue May 3 12:45:46 PDT 2016

> This is especially silly because we don't even use the timestamp for
> anything particularly valuable - cl::opt just likes to include it in its
> version output.
> For this case I'd suggest we just remove the ENABLE_TIMESTAMPS option
> entirely and stop using __DATE__ in CommandLine.cpp. If someone *really*
> wants a timestamp in the version output of the llvm tools for some
> reason they can inject one into LLVM_VERSION_INFO.

+1 for deleting the option.


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