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




On 2017-07-24 15:02, Hans-Bernhard Bröker wrote:
> Am 24.07.2017 um 04:09 schrieb Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C]:
> 
>> rather it's a question about portability of code that
>> uses %s for both functions and expects it to work unchanged in the
>> Cygwin environment.  
> 
> And the answer to that question is: such code _is_not_portable_, and therefore
> that expectation is wrong.
> 
> If that code claims to be portable, then its use of %s in either of those
> functions constitutes a _bug_.
> 
> In the old days there was a well-known fallacy known by the slogan "all the
> world's a VAX."  Nowadays it appears to have been replaced by an equally
> wide-spread, and equally incorrect belief that all the world is Linux.  Well,
> it's not.  Not even the whole Un*x world is Linux.

Rather "all the world's a GNU" i.e. glibc, but there's also BSD libc, RTEMS and
Cygwin newlib, and others.

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Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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