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Re: [RFC][PATCH v4 06/11] Provide backward compatibility for strftime family (bug 10871).
- From: Rical Jasan <ricaljasan at pacific dot net>
- To: Rafal Luzynski <digitalfreak at lingonborough dot com>, libc-alpha <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:52:16 -0800
- Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH v4 06/11] Provide backward compatibility for strftime family (bug 10871).
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On 11/09/2016 04:33 PM, Rafal Luzynski wrote:
> Is there any committee in glibc which would decide which way to choose?
I'm not aware of any actual committees other than consensus on the list,
so I'd like to cast my vote here. Locales are not an area of speciality
for me and I've only just kept an eye on this thread, so hopefully I'm
understanding this correctly, but on a high level, changing the meaning
of a format specifier already in use raises a red flag, compared to the
alternative of introducing a new one, with new meaning or behaviour.
Introducing a new one avoids "breaking" the code other people have
written -- right, wrong, or indifferent -- and makes "fixing" one's code
a voluntary action, if the new behaviour is actually what's desired.
That seems more appropriate to me.