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Re: r1.100 of getdate.y changed 'ago' behavior

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: r1.100 of getdate.y changed 'ago' behavior
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 13:51:14 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Edgar Toernig <address@hidden> writes:

> Here's a patch.

That patch's revised documentation doesn't quite describe the code
code accurately, since "ago" isn't allowed just anywhere: it's allowed
only in some places.

More important, that patch doesn't fix the bug that prompted the
code being the way that it is now.  Please see the thread rooted


People have mentioned shell scripts that depend on the old
(contrary-to-documentation) behavior.  Can you please give some
specific examples of these scripts, by name, so that we can see these
uses in context?  That might help us figure out a patch that will get
us out of this mess.  Perhaps there's some interpretation that will
satisfy both sides.

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