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Re: declaration of strptime

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 08:55:00PM +0000, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I don't agree.  The linux man page for strptime() starts
>        #define _XOPEN_SOURCE /* glibc2 needs this */
>        #include <time.h>
>        char *strptime(const char *s, const char *format, struct tm *tm);
> which is a lot friendlier.

...and which is incorrect. As the NetBSD man page correctly descripes,
this was added later. Seriously, to work around broken Linux headers it
is better to just define _GNU_SOURCE, which doesn't have nasty side
effects on other platforms.


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