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Re: rename strftime module

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: rename strftime module
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:22:01 -0700
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On 30/04/17 07:53, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Hi,
> The name of the strftime module is misleading:
>   1) It suggests that it defines the function 'strftime', but in fact it
>      defines 'nstrftime'. GNU findutils fell into this pit: their 
> bootstrap.conf
>      requests the gnulib 'strftime' module but the coded doesn't use 
> nstrftime.
>   2) When we need to apply workarounds to the strftime() function, it is
>      awkward to not be able to use the module name 'strftime' for it.
> I'd suggest to rename 'strftime' to 'strftime-gnu' or 'nstrftime', and mark
> the 'strftime' module obsolete for two years, then after two years remove it.
> So that all users of this module have enough time to notice the change.

Sounds sensible to me.
I was initially confused with this module also

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