[Pkg-rust-maintainers] debcargo and dh-cargo ready for production use; sponsor request

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Thu Dec 8 17:42:00 UTC 2016

Ximin Luo:
> Josh Triplett:
>> [..] any tools expecting a
>> machine-readable DEP-5 would fail to parse that format; better to look
>> obviously not machine-readable. [..]
> Yes the Copyright: field probably should be optional [..]

Every DEP-5 file is supposed to declare the Format: header at the top to declare what it's using. How about we define a different format, which is basically the same as DEP-5 but where Copyright: fields are optional if the crate doesn't self-identify it?

Would that be fine for you? Then it would be trivially machine-readable, but not accidentally by DEP-5 parsers, who have to look at that Format: header.


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