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Re: feature request: printf %(%s)T


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: feature request: printf %(%s)T
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:18:34 -0500
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On 11/23/11 12:29 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 11/23/2011 10:11 AM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 12:00:34PM -0500, Chet Ramey wrote:
>>> I wonder if a better way to handle this is to require the %s expansion
>>> at configure time and use the strftime replacement in lib/sh if the C
>>> library's strftime doesn't implement it.  What systems, if you know, do
>>> not handle %s?
>>
>> HP-UX 10.20 and 11.11 are the ones I have.  It's a somewhat commonly
>> requested feature among Solaris users too, but I don't know which
>> versions of Solaris they are using.  There are probably many others.
>> At a guess, I would assume everything that isn't GNU/Linux or BSD.
> 
> Gnulib already provides a strftime replacement that guarantees %s, which
> is handy since the next version of POSIX is considering requiring %s in
> strftime().

Bash already has Arnold's strftime for those systems that don't provide it,
and it implements %s.

Chet

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