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Re: Bug in format-time-string in emacs 21.1?


From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Bug in format-time-string in emacs 21.1?
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 19:58:46 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.50

address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) writes:

> On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Martin Persson wrote:
> 
> > I think I've found a bug in the format-time-string function. In the 
> > documentation it says that the construct %h gives the abbreviated month 
> > name. I doesn't seem to work with 21.1. The %b construct still works.
> 
> I think this is a known problem with the MS-Windows time routines: they 
> don't honor %h in some locales (but I think the US English locale does 
> work).

This appears to be a subtly different bug.  %h appears not to work for
ALL locales (it produces empty string), while the known bug that you
refer to is that %b does not produce abbreviations of consistent
widths for some locales on some versions of Windows.


-- 
Jason Rumney



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