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

Hans-Bernhard Bröker
Mon Jul 24 21:28:00 GMT 2017

Am 24.07.2017 um 04:09 schrieb Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C]:

> 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.  

And the answer to that question is: such code _is_not_portable_, and 
therefore that expectation is wrong.

If that code claims to be portable, then its use of %s in either of 
those functions constitutes a _bug_.

In the old days there was a well-known fallacy known by the slogan "all 
the world's a VAX."  Nowadays it appears to have been replaced by an 
equally wide-spread, and equally incorrect belief that all the world is 
Linux.  Well, it's not.  Not even the whole Un*x world is Linux.

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