[rb-general] SOURCE_PREFIX_MAP format specification proposals

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Sun Jan 15 11:22:00 CET 2017

Holger Levsen:
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 10:08:00AM +0000, Ximin Luo wrote:
>> This would very likely hinder adoption based on what we heard from several people at RWS and also now the rust people. So I'm not considering it as a serious option.
> can you sum up their arguments?

Basically the same points as what Daniel and Daniel made in the other emails in terms of portability and "can't predict future uses", but for the actual main purpose of this envvar - reproducible building under arbitrary paths - rather than a secondary purpose like communication across a text-only channel.

Personally I agree, the former is more important than the latter.


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