(SC22WG14.6158) (SC22WG14.6131) (SC22WG14.6130) Summary of problems with draft C9x <time.h>, and a proposed fix

Clive D.W. Feather clive at demon.net
Fri Oct 2 15:33:58 UTC 1998

Douglas A. Gwyn (IST) said:
> I think we need to poll the voting members to determine whether
> anybody insists on having struct tmx in C9x.  If not, since there
> has been some formal objection to it, backing out the struct tmx
> related changes seems like an appropriate way to respond to
> (adverse) public comment.
> Personally I'd rather see a completely satisfactory technical
> solution than layering on a still-not-satisfactory solution.
> Since I doubt the former can be done within the C9x schedule,
> leaving <time.h> pretty much the way it was in C89 seems proper.

I'm not happy with <time.h> as it is, but I'm a lot unhappier with the C89
version, and I don't like the proposals that Marcus Kuhn is writing either
(I need to talk to him face-to-face about this).

I would object, and would ask the UK to object, to any proposal that
removes the new functionality without a good replacement. I will try to
write this up more clearly when I find the time, but it probably won't be
in the next week.

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