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Re: date bug (documentation bug?)

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: date bug (documentation bug?)
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 00:55:49 -0700
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> LANGUAGE=en_US sudo date --set='Qua Abr 26 17:20:00 WEST 2006'
> If you then have a problem, then you have uncovered a bug in date; we
> desire that we can unambiguously parse any output that date produces when
> no format string was supplied.

No, sorry, that's too ambitious.  We can't do that in general.  For
example, in some locales, the time zone abbreviation might look like a
month name.

If the documentation claims otherwise, then there's a documentation
bug, and we should fix it.

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