[rb-general] patching python glob

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Wed May 24 16:03:10 CEST 2017

Bernhard M. Wiedemann wrote:

> I am thinking to propose to python upstream
> https://github.com/python/cpython/compare/master...distropatches:glob?expand=1
> which would make every call of glob.glob deliver (reproducible) sorted
> output.
> What do you think?

I don't think this is a good idea. It should return whatever the syscall

In addition it would mean that some packages would be reproducible but only
when built on a "new" Python, which seems sub-optimal. We should fix the
(vanishingly few) upstreams that *rely* on the order instead of ordering
by default.


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