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bug#22213: 24.5; please allow specification or elimination of timestamp
bug#22213: 24.5; please allow specification or elimination of timestamp in autoloads
Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:54:12 -0500
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)
> A question about the timestamps in loaddefs files:
> Why do we need to store the last modtime for each input file?
> Why can't we just compare current modtime of input file against that of
> the loaddefs file itself? Is there a reason not to trust the latter?
Not sure, to tell you the truth. Given the time it takes to generate
the loaddefs.el file, there's definitely a chance/risk that the file
gets modified between the time it's read by autoloads.el and the time
the corresponding loaddefs.el is written.
Not sure how serious this risk is, tho. Worth a try.
What I suggested for the "reproducible build" was to do something
simpler (in terms of safety of the change): just strip the comments from
loaddefs.el during "make install".
bug#22213: 24.5; please allow specification or elimination of timestamp in autoloads, Philipp Stephani, 2015/12/20