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Re: Cygwin strptime() is missing "%s" which strftime() has

On 2017-07-23 20:09, Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] wrote:
>> But that's just scanning a decimal integer to time_t.
> It's not a question of whether I can or can't convert a string into an integer, rather it's a question about portability of code that uses %s for both functions and expects it to work unchanged in the Cygwin environment.  Also, strptime() was designed to be a reversal to strftime() (from the man-pages: the  strptime() function is the converse function to strftime(3)) so both are supposed to "understand" the same basic set of formats.  Because of Cygwin's strptime() missing "%s", the following also does not work even from command line:
> $ date +"%s" | strptime "%s"

Attached diff for proposed strptime %s and %F support.
Let me know if you would prefer a different approach before I submit a git

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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