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Re: [GR] DD should be allowed to perform binary-only uploads



On Monday 12 February 2007 09:08, Stephen Gran wrote:
> [...] reproducibility will suffer.  The fact that it failed to run the
> binary correctly in this failure instance is good.  But another day, it
> may fail to correctly run gcc, and that would be bad if it exited 0 with
> a wrongly built binary.

And couldn't this just as easily happen with *real* machines with 
motherboard problems, bad memory, overheating CPUs, or, say Pentium 
floating point errors? Or—heaven forbid—a bug in the compiler or kernel, or 
incorrect build libraries. I've either had or heard of *all* of these 
things resulting in bad reproducibility or failed builds. Yet, in practice, 
these things are not really worth worrying about.

To me this just sounds like anti-emulator superstition.

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