python datetime .. grrr

Larry Doolittle larry at
Sun Feb 12 04:06:24 UTC 2023

Vagrant et al. -

On Sat, Feb 11, 2023 at 03:01:57PM -0800, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> There are some python examples that might be helpful:

Indeed, thanks!  Switching from python "datetime" to "time"
makes all the difference.

> I would recommend linking to the documentation about source-date-epoch
> rather than the spec itself

Sure.  I accept.

> Would it also be possible to simply remove the date from the
> documentation? Unless you actually patch the documentation between
> versions in debian, using SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH for the publication date is
> still somewhat of an abitrary date that might be more misleading than
> accurate in many cases...

I can bring that up with Verilator upstream.
For releases (which Debian uses), using the release date might be nice,
and that information is (basically) available.
Having _no_ date on the cover of the manual sounds unfriendly to the reader.
IMHO, any document worth reading is up-front about its title, author, and date.

  - Larry

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