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How can I log the date when a program was compiled in visual studio?

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Hi,

I am writing a VS 2005 native c++ console application. Each time I run it, I would like it to log to file the date on which it was compiled.  How can I do this?  

I know how to log stuff to files... the thing I can't figure out is how to obtain a date once at compile time such that it remains a runtime constant.

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You could use the __DATE__ and __TIME__ macro's. As example :

        printf("%s %s\n", __DATE__, __TIME__);
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or more C++-y :

        std::cout << __DATE__ << " " << __TIME__ << std::endl;
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The predefined macro __DATE__ allowes to do that, e.g.

printf("Module compiled on %s", __DATE__);
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Use the __DATE__ macro. Add something like

char *compileDate = __DATE__;

in your code.
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Awesome. Perfect.

How on earth do I divy out points here? :)
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