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Compile time, time stamp under ActiveState'sTclApp

Posted by neilvp (neilvp), 18 April 2006
Hi Graham et al,
This is perhaps one for the wider community.

In a TCL utility that I distribute around my department as a .exe I am wanting to include a timestamp of when the script was compiled - a far more reliable method of version control. The utility is compiled using ActiveState's TclApp but I cannot figure out how to get the compile time, timestamp into the complied code.

Can anyone provide hints as to how to do this please?

Many thanks


PS The more I use the ActiveState Tcl stuff, the more I am impressed with it. Komodo takes a bit of getting to use to but it has some very nifty features, auto-hints, syntax check etc.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 18 April 2006
Help ... I don't know the compiler App; you've gone off beyond me in that particular area, Neil.  I think you can probably achieve what you want, though, by running the compile in some sort of batch file that sets up a file containing a Tcl command to set the time into a variable - you would need something like

echo set now \ > current.tcl
date /t >> current.tcl

in your batch file.   Then source the file from within your Tcl program and you have a variable called now that contains the date on which the script was run (i.e. the compile date) which you can report to your user.

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