Re: throw away debs and source only uploads
On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 04:18:34PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Regarding source only upload, well, it's tricky. There is the usual
> tension about the principle desire of trusting every DD to do the right
> thing and the reality-check observation that enabling people to upload
> only sources *will* mean that some people will upload packages without
> having even built them once; let's call this latter problem "developer
> sloppiness". (Shameless [academic] plug: developer sloppiness is fairly
> common all over computer science. That's part of the reason why we have
> developed over time programming languages which are more and more strict
> in *forcing* developers to do the right™ thing, at least by default.)
Someone (I forget who) previously suggested that a source-only changes
file should have to be accompanied by a build log. This would need a
bit of infrastructure to file the build log away.
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
- Albert Camus