[Pkg-rust-maintainers] rust-lazy-static-1_1.0.1-1_amd64.changes REJECTED

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Sat Jun 9 09:20:55 BST 2018

On 06/09/2018 10:15 AM, Ximin Luo wrote:
> Cargo.toml files get automatically rewritten into canonical form when uploaded, and I guess it was easier to hard-code 0 into the rewriting code than to examine the old entry and duplicate the old timestamp, because the cargo authors probably weren't expecting their stuff to get rejected by some other system just for having 0 timestamp.

But why does cargo care about the timestamp?

And, yes, they have to expect that other software would complain about invalid
timestamps. The timestamp is parsed by many different tools like virus scanners
and thus an invalid value can always trigger unexpected behavior.


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