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[bug #19448] Re-exec after "include file rebuild" is more dependent on f

From: anonymous
Subject: [bug #19448] Re-exec after "include file rebuild" is more dependent on filesystem timestamps than strictly necessary.
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 22:40:35 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #19448 (project make):

I'm going to disagree with the original submitter.  Make should be
conservative: if it's not certain that a file is up to date, it should be

In particular, in the absence of other information, equal timestamps should
be considered NOT up to date.  It is better to waste a bit of CPU time than
to risk having an out-of-date file.
I'm pretty sure that was the behavior of the original Unix make, and for good


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