Re: date() should not append a final "\n" ?!?

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Subject: Re: date() should not append a final "\n" ?!?
From: Friedrich Leisch (Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Date: Thu 19 Aug 1999 - 18:48:18 EST


Message-ID: <14267.50386.581977.851244@galadriel.ci.tuwien.ac.at>

>>>>> On Thu, 19 Aug 1999 10:45:35 +0200,
>>>>> Martin Maechler (MM) wrote:

MM> Between R 0.63.2 and 0.64, the behavior of
MM> date()
MM> has been changed in order to become platform independent.
MM> It now uses POSIX calls, basically

MM> time_t t;
MM> time(&t);
MM> return ctime(&t);

MM> This currently returns (for me on Sun SPARC Solaris)

>> date()
MM> [1] "Thu Aug 19 10:36:28 1999\n"

MM> where I think the final "\n" is really UNdesired.

Yes!

MM> ---
MM> Is this just my (Sun's) version of ctime(), i.e.,
MM> does anyone *NOT* get the final new line ?

Debian Linux:

R> date()
[1] "Thu Aug 19 10:47:17 1999\n"

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