[Python-Dev] Checking input range in time.asctime and time.ctime

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at haypocalc.com
Thu Jan 6 12:55:24 CET 2011


Le jeudi 06 janvier 2011 à 00:10 -0500, Alexander Belopolsky a écrit :
>  If calling specific system functions such as strftime with tm_year <
> 0 is deemed unsafe, we can move the check to where the system function
> is called.

What do you mean by "unsafe"? Does it crash? On my Linux box,
strftime("%Y") is able to format integers in [-2^31-1900; 2^31-1-1900]
(full range of the int type).

Can't we add a test in the configure script to check for "broken"
strftime() implementation?

Victor



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