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Re: Strange CVS update date format 'P'

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Strange CVS update date format 'P'
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:42:57 -0500 (EST)

Mark E. Hamilton writes:
> Since the '-D' option sets the update date, this passed the date string 
> 'P' to CVS. I assumed the date 'P' would have been invalid, but I tried 
> it with raw cvs and it took it. (In fact, 'cvs update -D <date>' will 
> accept any single upper case character except 'J' for the date string.)

Yes, the single letters (except for "j") are US military timezone
designations.  One could argue that a timestamp consisting of just a
timezone should not be valid, but the code currently accepts it.

-Larry Jones

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