Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Tue Apr 18 19:06:26 UTC 2017
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> >> If we are using a build time, we can run an external script
> >> to generate the date in a convenient format.
> >> date -u +%s looks good to me.
> > Maybe. Almost. How are we going to do this under Windows? Are we giving
> > up on a Windows port? Because POSIX API conformance tells us we can get at
> > POSIX time froom C, but we have no guarantee that date(1) will exist.
> Is that going to be the biggest problem with Windows?
> I know next to nothing about Windows. Does their POSIX support include only
> c code or will it also include shell stuff? How many programs outside of sh
> itself do we depend on? Will autorevision work? Does POSIX include a date
> command? ...
Hell of a can of worms, innit?
Which is in part my point...
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