On Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:32:05 +0200 Victor Stinner email@example.com wrote:
SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH is not a random variable, but is a *standardised* environment variable: https://reproducible-builds.org/docs/source-date-epoch/
Standardized by whom? This is not a POSIX nor Windows standard at least. Just because a Web page claims it is standardized doesn't mean that it is.
More and more projects adopted it. As I wrote, the Python stdlib already uses it in compileall and py_compile modules.
Those are higher-level modules. Doing it in the gzip module directly sounds like the wrong place.