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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH PING] Honor 'SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH' when generating autoloads.
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2015 21:03:42 +0200

> From: Philipp Stephani <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:39:04 +0000
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Thanks for your feedback. I'm totally happy with making this configurable and
> turning it off by default. My suggestion would be to use an environment
> variable EMACS_DETERMINISTIC_BUILD, which is used to initialize a new Boolean
> variable `deterministic-build'. If the variable is set, the core and Lisp
> packages would switch to deterministic output. I'd prefer to have this
> configurable at runtime so that a single Emacs binary can be used to produce
> both deterministic and non-deterministic output (e.g. for loaddefs). Would 
> that
> be OK? 

It's definitely OK with me, but let's wait for a couple of days for
comments from others, in case I'm missing something.  I'd hate to have
you do the work again, only to discover some other factor that needs
to be considered.


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