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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@bost.de>
Subject Re: FW: Question about warning message: file modified in the future
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2000 12:21:15 GMT
>>>>> "SZ" == Scotte Zinn <szinn@patronix.com> writes:

 SZ> In any case, what is the purpose of having this message being
 SZ> displayed?

If you compile a source file with a file modification time in the
future, the resulting .class file will get the timestamp of "now" -
i.e. it is older than the source file. This means your file might get
recompiled over and over again although it doesn't change at all.

Stefan

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