Bug#875306: python-debian: include a type for buildinfo files

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Mon Oct 26 13:04:03 GMT 2020

Hi Stuart,

Thanks for working on this. I can't think of any additional data that
would be useful right this second. However, I tend to have to use the
library in the 'real world' before I can discover that kind of thing.

> The current code doesn't handle dequoting the environment values and will
> react particularly badly to environment values with newlines in them.

Do you plan to address this? Would be nice if callsites would be able
to rely on the quoting, as you might imagine.

Glancing at the parsed data structures, it would seem like the code is
collapsing duplicate environment keys in the returned value of
get_environment() as well as throw away the original ordering. I would
be okay with this, but we don't do the same for the
installed-build-depends relation. Is this deliberate?

Best wishes,

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