Version control system / build system which builds script to rebuild that version into the binary. Ie application is a.exe, a.exe –make-build-script would create a make script which would get the correct version from revision control system and assuming the correct tools were installed build the executable. Could also use ‘what’ strings to allow cross architecture binary to still be used as source. I think R.M.S would like this. Maybe we should pitch it. Would be much more powerful than –version of current gnu tools.

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  1. gemmell says:

    A cool thing about this is that you could actually take two programs, and say “Merge Features” and it would go and get the source for each one, do a SVN merge and then compile the new app with the merged features.

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