date(1) default format changed between 10.3 and 11.0-BETA3

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Sat Aug 6 04:15:44 UTC 2016

On Friday,  5 August 2016 at 18:56:33 +0300, Andrey A. Chernov wrote:
> On 05.08.2016 18:44, Mark Martinec wrote:
>> On 2016-08-05 17:23, Andrey Chernov wrote:
>>> On 05.08.2016 17:47, Mark Martinec wrote:
>>>> [Bug 211598]
>>>>   date(1) default format in en_EN locale breaks compatibility with 10.3
>>>> and violates POSIX
>>> It breaks compatibility but not violates POSIX. POSIX care of only its
>>> own POSIX (or C) locale.
>> POSIX does say that the default format should be the same
>> as with "+%a %b %e %H:%M:%S %Z %Y".
>> It also says that %a and %b are locale's abbreviated names.
> It is true for _POSIX_ locale only, as I already say. en_US.* is not
> POSIX or C locale.

It still violates POLA.

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