[erlang-questions] Feedback wanted: Remove compilation times from BEAM files in OTP 19?

Gleb Vinogradov g.a.vinogradov@REDACTED
Fri Apr 8 15:45:07 CEST 2016

May be we just need compiler option for creating stable builds?
--stable-build , --pure-build or similar
So no build time, and no paths will be included in *.beam file. It will not
break workflow for anyone, and may be later, in OTP 21 non-stable builds
will be deprecated.


2016-04-08 16:32 GMT+06:00 Björn Gustavsson <bjorn@REDACTED>:

> As long as anyone can remember, the compilation time has been included
> in BEAM files (and can be retrieved using module_info()).
> As far as I know, the inclusion of the time has only caused problems.
> I can't remember that anyone has found any use for the compilation
> time.
> So if we decide to remove the compilation time by default in OTP 19...
> ... would it cause any problem for someone in some workflow?
> ... would we need an option to include the compilation time?
> /Bjorn
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> Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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