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

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Sat Jun 9 09:56:56 BST 2018

On Sat, Jun 09, 2018 at 10:20:55AM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> 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?

AFAIK, reproducibility, which is something that upstream has thought a
fair bit about attempting to ensure. Better a timestamp of 0 than
whatever random timestamp the rewriting mechanism happens to generate.

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