In a very ‘Easter-Egg-ish’ post, Grant Richins (a developer on the C# Compiler Team), explains a configuration option of ‘alink.dll’.

_So everybody hopefully knows you can put a star "*" for either of the last 2 version numbers of the AssemblyVersion attribute.  ALink will then translate that into the days and minutes since January 1<sup>st</sup>, 2000.  Well, here comes the feature: What if you don't like January 1<sup>st</sup> 2000?  Well, you can change it._

Personally, this seems of dubious worth, which might explain the lack of documentation, but if this option is useful to you, check out his post for all the details.

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