[Swan-dev] always generating the man page

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Fri May 8 19:36:01 EEST 2015


On Fri, May 08, 2015 at 12:34:22PM -0400,  wrote:
> On Fri, May 08, 2015 at 12:22:10PM -0400, Paul Wouters wrote:
> > Arguing against myself....
> > 
> > Using CHANGES really also uses a false date. It does not say if
> > the man page was unmainted for 10 years and wrong......
> 
> True, but it's still better than todays date.
> 
> So you can use a manually entered date in the file
> You can use a date from some changelog file
> You can use the file modification date (bad idea)
> You can use todays date (really bad idea)
> 
> Any other ideas?

Also debian is working on getting all packages to have reproduceable
builds, so using todays date is obviously a horrible evil thing to do.

-- 
Len Sorensen


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