This module gives access to the same version/build information returned by
Command-based executables when called with the
$0 version (-build-info | -version) or
$0 (-build-info | -version).
Here's how it works: we arrange for the build system to, at link time, include an
object file that defines symbols that version_util.ml uses to get the strings that
contain the information that this module provides. When building with OMake, our
OMakeroot runs build_info.sh to generate *.build_info.c with the symbols and that is
Currently this module is not included in the public release.
Application_specific_fieldsis a single field in the build-info sexp that holds a
Sexp.t String.Map.t, which can be chosen by the application to hold custom fields that it needs.
various additional information about the circumstances of the build: who built it, when, on what machine, etc.