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Re: Fwd: bug in newlib strftime

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Fwd: bug in newlib strftime
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 13:16:37 -0800
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> Should AC_FUNC_STRFTIME be updated to look for these
> non-compliance/security issues before deciding to set HAVE_STRFTIME,
> by using an AC_RUN_IFELSE on a variant of the program below?

I wouldn't bother.  strftime bugs are a dime a dozen, and if we have
Autoconf check for all of them then nobody would ever have a strftime.
I suggest adding such checks to the GNU strftime module's Autoconf
module.  This is the usual place that finicky apps go to when they
want a strftime with reliable behavior.  See:

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