Re: libc/locale bug in strftime()?
>is the source of your greaf, your 'struct tm' is not properly initalized
>before a call to strftime(). You don't dynamically allocate your
>structure, but it is allocated on the runtime stack, therefore it most
>likely contains rubbish data, that breaks strftime().
Oops. Yes, you're right. I didn't think of that... *blush*
(Some history: I first found the bug when I noticed that a self-compiled
gnuplot 3.6beta-315 dumped core on its "set locale" command (which, among
other things, read the month names into gnuplot's internal structures). I
traced the bug to strftime() and wrote the test program I posted. But
apparently didn't think of valid initalisation...
I now got the newest beta of gnuplot (3.6beta-325), and it works (zeros the
struct tm before calling strftime()), so I guess someone else noticed the
By the way, thanks for the quick replies! I'm impressed. :)
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