Clive D.W. Feather
clive at demon.net
Thu Jul 29 18:18:26 UTC 2004
Robert Elz said:
> The original asctime() specified exactly what the out buffer would
Did it? How? That is, what did old manual pages actually say?
> The really poor thing about this, is that the time functions (dst and
> zone representations excluded) have been one of the C/unix functions
> that have never been subject to the "my version is different than yours"
> syndrome that plagued so many of the other interfaces. There was never
> any justification for any changes to this interface.
I'm not convinced that there has actually been a change. I've fired off a
query to WG14 about the history of this interface.
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