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Re: lib/55436: strptime does not process %G or %V
The following reply was made to PR lib/55436; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "James K. Lowden" <jklowden%schemamania.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: lib/55436: strptime does not process %G or %V
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2020 18:57:41 -0400
On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 05:40:02 +0000 (UTC)
Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost> wrote:
> The point of all of these is not so much that they can be used to
> parse a time string and extract info from them, but so the output
> from strftime can be read, without error, by a suitably constructed
> strptime specification.
Thank you very much for the explanation. I'm astonshed by POSIX's
rationale. I don't see how skipping over metacharacter sequences
without parsing them into the output helps anyone. It's a recipe for
I note that on my system, no mention is made on the man page for
strptime that %G and %V are accepted but inoperative.
I just spent two days working around this ... feature. Would NetBSD be
interested in a patch that makes the unspecified result useful?
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