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Re: `nstrftime ()' prototype

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: `nstrftime ()' prototype
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 09:56:28 +0200
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> That doesn't make much sense to me.  IMHO, the 'strftime' module should
> provide a 'strftime' function.

Jim Meyering wrote:
> nstrftime is not in glibc.
> It's been in use (at least in coreutils) since GNU date started
> supporting the %N format in 2002.

To make things straightforwardly understandable, IMO we need 3 modules:
  - strftime-posix, which defines a POSIX compliant strftime(), i.e. which
    provides a substitution on mingw.
  - strftime-gnu, which defines an strftime() with the same extensions as
    documented in glibc, i.e. it provides a substitute on all systems except
  - strftime-gnu-ext, which provides the nstrftime() function.

The source code (lib/strftime.c) should be mostly unchanged; most work will
go into the autoconf macros.

What do you think?


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