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Re: [bug-gawk] proposed new gawk time function strptime()

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] proposed new gawk time function strptime()
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:42:19 +0300

> Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:28:12 -0500
> From: Ed Morton <address@hidden>
> The proposed function is well defined, exists in other languages and so is 
> well known, provides symmetry with an existing gawk function (strftime()), 
> does not impact any other part of the language, I would imagine is about as 
> easy as it can get to implement since it already exists in libraries, fits in 
> like a missing puzzle piece to the existing set of gawk time functions, and 
> the only impact to existing scripts would be if someone had their own 
> function named strptime() defined.

Some old or non-Posix platforms will not have strptime in their
standard libraries, so we will need to import e.g. the gnulib

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