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Re: [bug-gawk] mktime(3) not detected on FreeBSD with -static

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] mktime(3) not detected on FreeBSD with -static
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:38:01 -0700
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Václav Haisman wrote:
How buggy is FreeBSD's `mktime()`? Links, bugs?

See the mktime test program in gawk's 'configure' script. It probably comes 


Some mktime implementations are quite bad: they can go into infinite or seemingly-infinite loops and/or dump core in addition to returning incorrect answers. I don't know which of the problems FreeBSD mktime has. You should be OK if you use glibc mktime, Gnulib mktime, or the reference mktime in tzcode.

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