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Re: [Bug-gnulib] strftime question

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] strftime question
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 23:28:49 -0700
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Derek Robert Price <address@hidden> writes:

> It seems that strftime expects to always be used, as my_strftime().
> Is there a good reason for this, or is it simply because noone has
> written the Autoconf code to test if the local strftime() is already
> usable?

gnulib strftime contains features that no other strftime has: support
for UTC and nanoseconds.  Most programs that use it want these extra
features, so we haven't bothered to write test cases for the case
where a program just wants the standard features.  I guess the
long-term goal is to migrate this stuff into glibc but (as you know)
these things take time and energy.

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