How can I create an identical binary executable in Delphi?

By: Kendall Sullivan

Abstract: This paragraphs describes possible uses for Delphi's Timestamp.

QUESTION:

Does Delphi create binary identical executable files?

ANSWER:

No, Delphi adds Timestamps in the executable. At this point there are not any flags you can set to get an identical binary executable. The Timestamps coincide with the file datestamp, so you could use this aspect to see if anyone has changed the application in anyway. Timestamps can also be used as a simple version control system, by comparing the executables. The compiler uses the system clock for the stamp.


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