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Re: Bug in format-time-string in emacs 21.1?

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Bug in format-time-string in emacs 21.1?
Date: 13 Mar 2002 22:13:33 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.50

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Alternatively, we could introduce more conditional blocks to
>     strftime.c to do something sensible with the POSIX.2 extensions on
>     platforms that only support POSIX.1 formats.  I think most of them
>     could be handled without too much effort.
> If someone wants to do this work, it would clearly give a better
> result than documenting flaws.

The following patch makes %h, %EX and %OX do sensible things on
Windows.  Is it worth making configure detect when these fail on
other systems (ie does anyone know of other systems where these might
not work)?

--- strftime.c.~1.25.~  Mon Dec 31 18:26:41 2001
+++ strftime.c  Wed Mar 13 22:01:14 2002
@@ -834,6 +834,13 @@
             size_t strftime ();
 # endif
+           /* Some system libraries do not support the POSIX.2 extensions.
+              In those cases, convert %h to %b, and strip modifiers.  */
+           modifier = 0;
+           if (format_char == 'h')
+             format_char = 'b';
             *u++ = '%';
             if (modifier != 0)
               *u++ = modifier;

Jason Rumney

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