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re: lib/50143: various bugs/weirdness with parsedate(3) (libutil) (+ some suggested fixes)
The following reply was made to PR lib/50143; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: matthew green <mrg%eterna.com.au@localhost>
Cc: lib-bug-people%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: re: lib/50143: various bugs/weirdness with parsedate(3) (libutil) (+ some suggested fixes)
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:41:37 +1000
> Sorry, this is going to be a long PR - I thought it better to
> send one PR containing all of the problems with parsedate(3) I've
> noticed today, rather than 4 or 5 (or whatever) for this one
> relatively obscure libutil function.
> If you don't care about the grizzly internals of time related
> functions, you should probably just delete any e-mail about
> this PR (including this message). That probably leaves about
> 3 or 4 of us who care...
so, i did read all of this and i think i pretty much agree with
everything in it that is easily doable (vs the questions :-),
except for this part:
> Whatever is done needs a pullup to NetBSD 7.
netbsd-7 just went RC3 and we're hoping this will actually be what
is released, so changing libc now seems unlikely.
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