function to find the modification date of the project

Joe Strout joe at
Tue Jan 20 04:22:55 CET 2009

Terry Reedy wrote:

>> Yes, and presumably if some power user did this, then that would be 
>> the intended effect.  Not sure why they'd do that, but they must have 
>> a good reason -- who am I to stop them?
> What if a curious user simple looks at a file with an editor and saves 
> it without change?

You can't do that, on the Mac at least...

> Or changes it inconsequentially? Or makes copy to 
>, edits and plays with original, and when done renames 
> to  Or any such thing (which I have done in 
> Pythonxy/Lib) without any intention of changing version date?

Then the About box will show, quite correctly, that the app was mucked 
with at that date, and when they call me up and complain, and I ask them 
to read me the contents of the About box, I can know right away that 
they've probably broken something (no matter how inconsequential they 
believed their change to be), and tell them to re-download it.

But really, this is NOT going to happen.  These users wouldn't even know 
how to open the app bundle to find the Python files.

Any comments on the functioning and platform-independence of the code?

- Joe

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