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Re: [bug-gettext] Reproducible builds and .mo file endianness

From: Daiki Ueno
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] Reproducible builds and .mo file endianness
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:50:55 +0900
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Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

>> Would you please reconsider about msgfmt default behaviour?
> Yes. And since the industry trend of endianness goes in favour of little-
> endian CPUs (even PowerPC and ARM now exist in little-endian flavour),
> the default behaviour should be to generate little-endian .mo file.
> In 2012, in https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=671257,
> I wrote "Users of PowerPC systems have the same right to optimized
> MO files as users of x86 systems. Therefore I would like to have the
> issue solved in Debian's build system." But now the goal is to make
> reproducible builds not only possible, but also easy, and this has
> higher importance than a few CPU cycles on big-endian PowerPC or ARM.

Thanks, well said and the patch looks good.  Could you install it?

Daiki Ueno

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