On Fri 01 May 2015 at 19:41:00 +0000, Brian Ginsbach wrote: > a. strptime(str, "%H %p", &tm) > > Currently if str contains 0-11, for the hour, and a am/pm string > the time will be adjusted accordingly. However if the str > contains 12-23, for the hour, and a am/pm string strptime(3) > returns NULL (error). This seems inconsistent if not a bug. Excluding 12 can be (somewhat) defended because "12 pm" and "12 am" are considered by some to be ambiguous: which is noon and which is midnight? I didn't check if the "disallow hour=12" behaviour is the same for strptime(str, "%H:%M %p", &tm) and str="12:01 pm". That should be a sort-of valid time. More generally, I would think that it may be not-too-stupid to allow times in a 24-hour clock like "1:01 am" and "13:01 pm" but disallow "1:01 pm" and "13:01 am": allow am/pm as long as it doesn't contradict the 24-hour clock. None of this is based on reading any standard, just applying my own ideas of the POLA.  as far as any time with am/pm can be a valid time; note the completely stupid^Wunintuitive and maddeningly unnecessarily-complexity- adding notion that 1:01 pm is AFTER 12:59 pm... -Olaf. -- ___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert -- The Doctor: No, 'eureka' is Greek for \X/ rhialto/at/xs4all.nl -- 'this bath is too hot.'
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