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From: Ed Keith <e_d_k@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Unable to reach fixpoint building ocaml 3.11.2 on cygwin
--- On Tue, 1/26/10, Alain Frisch <alain@frisch.fr> wrote:

> From: Alain Frisch <alain@frisch.fr>
> Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Unable to reach fixpoint building ocaml 3.11.2 on cygwin
> To: "Ed Keith" <e_d_k@yahoo.com>
> Cc: caml-list@inria.fr
> Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 2:42 PM
> On 26/01/2010 16:19, Ed Keith wrote:
> > I am trying to build ocaml 3.112 on cygwin. Make world
> seems to work fine, but when I make bootstrap I do not get
> any errors, but I get the following message:
> 
> COFF/PE files (Windows' objects and executables) contain a
> timestamp. Bootstrapping will reach a fixpoint only modulo
> the timestamp. You can see in Makefile.nt (used by MSVC and
> Mingw ports, not Cygwin) that comparison is done by
> discarding the first 4096 bytes.
> 
> Btw, these timestamps force useless commands with build
> tools that rely on file contents (like ocamlbuild or omake).
> LexiFi's version of ocamlopt resets the timestamp on files
> that it produces so as to avoid this problem.
> 
> 
> Alain
> 
> 

Thank you for the explanation.

   -EdK

Ed Keith
e_d_k@yahoo.com

Blog: edkeith.blogspot.com