[tex-k] Reproducible builds using pdftex
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Wed May 4 09:04:44 CEST 2016
Le 03/05/2016 23:46, Karl Berry a écrit :
> Producing the document in a version that corresponds to the author's
> wish for the date the sources were last modified
> But that is not the author's wish, in theory. If they use \today, by
> definition they meant *today*, the day the document is being processed.
I agree with the theory.
> I certainly agree that most (though not all) authors using \today intend
> "date of last source modification". But then they should not use
> \today. \today means today. That is what we are subverting with these
> envvars. This is why I think it should be considered a document bug and
> (ha ha) in the fullness of time (sometime after the heat death of the
> universe, no doubt) be eradicated. -k
Thank you for considering adding this bug. Without this bug, we would
have to get every \today replaced from every document source to get
reproducible builds. I prefer to delay this.
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