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Re: Cygwin strptime() is missing "%s" which strftime() has

On 07/24/2017 08:24 AM, Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] wrote:
>>>> But that's just scanning a decimal integer to time_t.
>>> It's not a question of whether I can or can't convert a string into an
>>> integer, rather it's a question about portability of code that uses %s
>> I see your point but... "portability" is kind of the wrong expression
>> here.  If you have portability in mind, you should *not* use %s at all.
> The point is, if I can use "%s" with strftime() on Cygwin, then I should be able to use "%s" with strptime(),
> but currently there's a disconcert with that.  Indeed, "%s" is a GNU extension yet it has been on Linux for years,
> so why not here but only 50%?

Demand.  I patches strftime to add %s because Coreutils wanted it.  But
coreutils doesn't use strptime, so I had no reason to add it.

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
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