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Re: date format opinions

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-06-13 05:48:11 CEST

On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 10:39:03PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:
> > according to some of the FreeBSD developers at USENIX, one of the many
> > things that annoy them about cvs is that cvs cannot parse the date
> > format used in 'cvs log', and apparently neither can ours at the
> > moment. it would be nice if it could in the future.
> Absolutely it should.
> But I'm surprised, because the dates used by cvs log look like this:
> 2000/11/07 19:13:09
> and our dates look like this:
> Wed 12 Jun 2002 15:06:29
> ... both of which should be handled fine by getdate().
> So I tested... CVS parses its own dates just fine, and parses ours too
> (I don't know what the FreeBSD developers experienced).

well, i only relay what they tell me, i didn't actually ask for a
demonstration of the problem in cvs, i just checked to see if we
screwed it up ;-)

perhaps the FreeBSD developer was using an older version of CVS or


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