> I would not find it unreasonable if a build would fail if some of the
> software that is run either during compilation or testing stages detects
> that some of the files they are working on have a timestamp from the future.

I didn't consider the mtime case carefully enough. I agree with you.

(I would still stick by the general principle of "torture testing"
aggressively though for the reasons I expoused, however.)


Regards,

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