Reproducible builds bug reported to Rust compiler as

David A. Wheeler dwheeler at
Fri Jun 10 17:52:57 UTC 2022

All, FYI:

The current LLVM-based Rust compiler generates builds that
aren't (easily) reproducible, at least in part because full paths
to the source code is in the panic and debug strings recorded in
the generated executable. I was made aware of this via bunny's
"Rust: A Critical Retrospective" <>.

I've filed this as a bug report to the Rust compiler developers:

Filing a bug report is obviously not the same as getting it fixed.
But filing a bug report to the right place *is* a good first step.
If you know of other build tools where this is a problem, I encourage
filing bug reports with them too.


--- David A. Wheeler

More information about the rb-general mailing list