[rb-general] SOURCE_PREFIX_MAP format specification proposals

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Mon Jan 16 04:11:05 CET 2017

Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

> > PATH does not escape colons, it just disallows paths-with-colons in PATH.
> I like the simplicity of this approach.  Is there any reason we need
> to support paths-with-colons?  what about LD_LIBRARY_PATH?  If we can
> just accept this already-shared limitation, it makes implementation and
> use *much* simpler because there is no escaping to worry about at all.

This sums up my view quite succinctly so I will save a re-iteration of the
same points.

I would only add to this "ease of implementation" angle is that it just
makes it Less Weird for people who only care about reproducible builds to
adopt — we want to reduce as many potential mental hurdles and IMHO they
aren't necessarily technical ones.


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