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[address@hidden: Re: strftime() _GNU_SOURCE extension request]

From: Vito Caputo
Subject: [address@hidden: Re: strftime() _GNU_SOURCE extension request]
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2021 23:36:14 -0700

Hello bug-gnulib, I'm not subscribed so please CC me directly in any
replies if necessary.

Please consider the below forwarded message, thanks.

----- Forwarded message from Adhemerval Zanella <adhemerval.zanella@linaro.org> 

Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2021 16:31:31 -0300
From: Adhemerval Zanella <adhemerval.zanella@linaro.org>
To: Vito Caputo <vcaputo@pengaru.com>, libc-help@sourceware.org
Subject: Re: strftime() _GNU_SOURCE extension request
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101

On 25/09/2021 03:15, Vito Caputo wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'd like to propose a _GNU_SOURCE extension for strftime() treating
> str=NULL similarly to snprintf()'s C99 handling of str=NULL; write
> nothing to str, but return the number of bytes that /would/ be written
> if str were non-NULL and sufficiently large.

It sounds reasonable, I would suggestion you to check if gnulib is
willing to push for such change all well, since the code came from
them originally.

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