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Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 12:30:20 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Bugs in strftime

On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 05:10:02PM +0100, Dennis W├Âlfing wrote:
> On 05.02.2018 18:51, Rich Felker wrote:
> > I've actually discussed this before, being doubtful about whether the
> > current behavior was correct, but was unable to find any authoritative
> > interpretation. Do you know if there is one?
> Unfortunately I don't know of any.

OK, I guess the examples will have to suffice.

> I don't think that the standard explicitly defines what "field" means.
> However the standard also uses the term "minimum field width".
> It would be weird to interpret the text in a way that "minimum field
> width" refers to a different "field" than "the field being produced".
> > Thanks again for doing this testing and reporting it. Would you be
> > interested in helping get these tests into our libc-test package?
> Sure. What do I need to do for that?

The repo is here:

Patches for it are generally just sent to this list. Szabolcs Nagy is
the maintainer.


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