Santiago Vila: > I have very mixed feelings about this kind of patches. > > I fear that by modifying gcc to hide the improper usage of __DATE__ > and __TIME__, we could be removing an incentive for maintainers and > authors to write software which is truly reproducible, i.e. we run > the risk of people thinking in the line of "Oh, I will not care about > my program using __TIME__ or __DATE__ because gcc will take care of > that".
Well, I still would like to push to add `-Wdate-time` to our default set of CFLAGS. Even with Dhole's patch, developpers would see the warning and ask themselves if it's the right thing to do. I think for this precise case, that's a good compromise. Also, I'm pretty sure that if the GCC team merges support for SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH, we could get a similar patch merged to LLVM. -- Lunar .''`. lu...@debian.org : :Ⓐ : # apt-get install anarchism `. `'` `-
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