[rb-general] doxygen $year and SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH

Daniel Shahaf danielsh at apache.org
Mon Jul 9 14:32:23 CEST 2018

Ross Vandegrift wrote on Sun, 08 Jul 2018 10:01 -0700:
> Should doxygen respect SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH in the output of $year?I think the
> doxygen reproducibility issue at [1] seems to be caused by the use of $year at
> [2].  Trying to figure out of this is a doxygen bug or an unsupported use-case.
> Please keep me CCed since I'm not subscribed.

That use-case is a good argument that $year should honour
SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH.  There is an outstanding patch to doxygen
implementing this: https://bugs.debian.org/863054

I recall the texlive folks weren't happy to make the TeX macro \year honour
SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH, but I don't recall what their reasons were and whether
they are applicable to doxygen.



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