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

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Subject: date() should not append a final "\n" ?!?
From: Martin Maechler (maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch)
Date: Thu 19 Aug 1999 - 18:45:35 EST


Message-Id: <199908190845.KAA24041@sophie.ethz.ch>

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

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

This currently returns (for me on Sun SPARC Solaris)

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

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

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

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