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Tue Jul 27 20:14:04 UTC 2004
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 12:13:14 -0700
From: Paul Eggert <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU>
Message-ID: <87fz7db6wl.fsf at penguin.cs.ucla.edu>
| I'd prefer to conform to the current standard when it disagrees with
| tradition, particularly when these are cases that don't really matter
| for practical programs (only standards nerds like us will care about
| them :-).
If the standard actually says what you say (I don't have anything to
do with it) then the standard is broken, and someone should file a
This one isn't just of academic interest, there's lots of code that
does stuff like
printf("The date is: %.24s today\n", asctime(tm));
and expects that there cannot be a newline between the date and the
This is not something to break, failing to adhere to the standard in
a minor way is a trivial price to pay for this compatibility.
This one is important.
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