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Re: [PATCH PING] Honor 'SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH' when generating autoloads.

From: Philipp Stephani
Subject: Re: [PATCH PING] Honor 'SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH' when generating autoloads.
Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:00:27 +0000

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> schrieb am Mo., 7. Dez. 2015 um 19:58 Uhr:
On 12/07/2015 10:36 AM, Philipp Stephani wrote:
> As a rough sketch, Emacs could be made to detect an environment
> variable such as EMACS_DETERMINISTIC_BUILD, causing various code paths
> in the core and in the Elisp files to become deterministic. Would that
> be feasible?

Let's just fix Emacs so that its builds are deterministic. Long ago
perhaps there was a good reason to put cruft like hostnames into build
products, but those days are gone.

I don't disagree, but such things are shown very prominently (e.g. in the C-h C-a about screen), so this would be a rather big change. 

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