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Re: Manual varies by machine.

On 09/15/2014 11:59 AM, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Sep 2014, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>> Joseph,
>> The present glibc manual varies by machine. Would it be
>> acceptable to make it a general principle that the manual
>> should *not* vary by machine and that it should always be
>> consistent for any build?
> It should not vary by machine.  (Of course it may vary depending on 
> Texinfo version.  If there is nondeterminism in makeinfo output, that 
> should be fixed there in line with general principles of reproducible 
> builds.)

I found the problem, and it was indeed a defect in my version of which caused it to be different.

I agree they should be the same, I believed it might not be
deterministic, but it is.

>> The most glaring variations are because of
>> being generated per machine. I'd hope we could check something
> should not cause the manual to vary by machine, because it 
> should always generate output tables that cover all machines.

Agreed. I'll make sure that's always the case.

>> in for the manual there. Not to mention I worry about the
>> license of the resulting output of that file.
> I don't think that's a meaningful question; I doubt these factual tables 
> of errors in libm functions have sufficient expressive content to be 
> eligible for copyright.



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