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[Python-Dev] Anyone else seeing a lack of caching in local docs builds?

On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 18:02:16 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 at 05:44, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> > On 1/27/2019 9:01 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:  
> > > For now, I'm assuming I've messed something up with my local docs
> > > build setup, but figured I'd ask if anyone else was seeing this, in
> > > case it was actually broken at the build level (CI wouldn't pick this
> > > up, since it always builds from scratch anyway).  
> >
> > I think something is broken.  Caching used to work better.  
> In my case, I had an older version of blurb installed, which was
> keeping NEWS from rendering properly, and I suspect that was
> preventing Sphinx from marking the cache as valid.
> I'm not sure about that theory though, as I would have expected an
> invalid NEWS file to only keep the NEWS file from being cached.

I've often noticed oddities in Sphinx caching on other projects.
I'm not sure the algorithm is extremely precise.