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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: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 19:59:54 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:47:09 -0800
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > The string speaks for itself when you display it.
> It does not. A host name could be ‘unknown’ or even ‘elided’. In theory it 
> could 
> be any string.

We could come up with something even less probable.

> In this sense, the Dec. 25 change that introduced the system build name into 
> the 
> output of report-emacs-bug was a misstep.

No, it isn't.  I needed this information many times when examining bug
reports, and I'm not going to give it up.  Can I have some minimal
respect from fellow developers, and some minimal credit that I do
things for a reason?

> > It sounds strange to send users to documentation for such a simple issue.
> No matter what we do here, we will need documentation that users can refer to 
> on 
> occasion. Even simple approaches like nil-if-unknown require some 
> documentation. 
> More-complicated approaches like magic-cookie-if-unknown would require more 
> of it.

You are ducking the issue.

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