Defect Report #203

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Submitter: Project Editor (Larry Jones)
Submission Date: 1999-08-18
Source: WG15
Reference Document: ISO/IEC WG14 N888
Version: 1.1
Date: 2000-04-18 02:08:50
Subject: C locale conflict with ISO/IEC 9945-2

In subclause, the specifications for the strftime %c, %p, and%x conversion specifiers in the C locale conflict with the specifications in ISO/IEC 9945-2 for the POSIX locale.  As the POSIX and C locales have always been intended to be compatible, we strongly suggest changing these specifications to match the pre-existing POSIX specifications.

Suggested Correction
In subclause, paragraph 7, page 345, change the definitions of %c, %p, and %x to:

equivalent to "%a %b %e %T %Y".
one of "AM" or "PM".
equivalent to "%m/%d/%y".

Committee Response
Changes were incorporated into the Standard just before printing. This was considered an editorial change by the Committee.

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