Re: Bug#304266: ITP: sdate -- never ending september date
Scripsit Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Incidentally I wrote a shared object to support changing the apparent time
> which was actually useful for such tasks as Y2K testing and running demo
> software. Getting it to change the time() library call was easy, changing
> the time stamp on files that were written was more painful.
Hm, perhaps such a thing could also be useful for testing properties
such as "source packages A and B build bitwise-identical binary
packages on architecture X" which would otherwise be skewed by
timestamps embedded in the files in the binary packages. This might be
useful post-Vancouver for letting lesser architectures sneak #ifdef'ed
corrections into the stable source pool without risking functional
changes on the released architectures.
Henning Makholm "De spiller på harpe og drikker øl."