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

Jim Grosbach via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue May 3 13:03:23 PDT 2016

> On May 3, 2016, at 12:45 PM, Rafael EspĂ­ndola via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> 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.

Agreed. Nuke it from orbit.

> Cheers,
> Rafael
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