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Re: Bug#304266: ITP: sdate -- never ending september date

Scripsit Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>

> 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."

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