[luatex] Why is --progname needed?

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Sun Apr 19 01:27:28 CEST 2009

>        It seems like the timestamp is the most useful version
> identification?

  The timestamp is set at compile-time, not commit-time; it has nothing
to do with the state of the source files you're compiling from (you
could be compiling now a binary from LuaTeX revision #1 from 3 years
ago, for that matter).  I'm personally quite happy to have some
information related to the SVN revision number, even if it isn't


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