[rb-general] SOURCE_PREFIX_MAP format specification proposals

Daniel Shahaf danielsh at apache.org
Mon Jan 16 15:44:33 CET 2017

Ximin Luo wrote on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:15:00 +0000:
> I also don't fancy trying to convince all build tools in existence to
> adopt the information-stripping approach. Once this SOURCE_PREFIX_MAP
> thing is done, it's done and everyone is happy. It was a similar
> situation with SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH, the "hardcode" "keep-it-simple"
> people didn't see the point but now it's all fine and people with
> opinions across the whole range of the spectrum can mostly agree to
> it.

Which reminds me of something I was wondering yesterday:

Couldn't we just, right now, say "'SOURCE_PREFIX_MAP v0' uses the
encoding of $PATH", so consumers/producers have something concrete to
play with?  We could subsequently release a v1 that adds supports for
colons, but as they say, "release early and often".

I'll go ahead and add this to the agenda.



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