(SC22WG14.6131) (SC22WG14.6130) Summary of problems with draft C9x <time.h>, and a proposed fix

Keld J|rn Simonsen keld at dkuug.dk
Tue Sep 15 20:21:15 UTC 1998

> Paul Eggert wrote:
> > 
> > Also, Clive Feather [...] has proposed that a new <time.h>
> > section be written to address these problems.  I welcome this
> > proposal, and would like to contribute.  However, I believe that it's
> > too late in the standardization process to introduce major
> > improvements to <time.h>, as there will be insufficient time to gain
> > implementation experience with these changes, experience that is
> > needed for proper review.
> I also think it may be too late for incorporating huge changes
> in the time functions, as Clive lastly proposed.
> I am also reluctant to introduce such changes *after* the FCD
> stage (correct me if I am wrong, but I see it as contrary to
> what a FCD should be, and it may raise virulent formal
> objections later, at FDIS stage).

We can do any changes we like from the FCD ballot, this is a normal
CD ballot and we are not restricted to minor changes.


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