On Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:24:41 +1200, rikki cattermole wrote:

> On 19/09/2016 3:41 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> On 9/18/16 11:24 AM, rikki cattermole wrote:
>>> On 19/09/2016 3:20 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>> On 09/18/2016 11:17 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>>> Simplest case is - source file is being changed, therefore a new
>>>>> object file is being produced, therefore a new executable is being
>>>>> produced.
>>>>
>>>> Forgot to mention a situation here: if you change the source code of
>>>> a module without influencing the object file (e.g. documentation,
>>>> certain style changes, unittests in non-unittest builds etc) there'd
>>>> be no linking upon rebuilding. -- Andrei
>>>
>>> How does this compare against doing a checksum comparison on the file?
>>
>> Favorably :o). -- Andrei
> 
> Confirmed in doing the checksum myself.
> However I have not compared against OS provided checksum.

You have an operating system that automatically checksums every file?

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