[Rd] Regression in strptime

Mick Jordan mick.jordan at oracle.com
Wed Mar 16 03:50:48 CET 2016

On 3/15/16 3:52 AM, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>> peter dalgaard <pdalgd at gmail.com>
>>>>>>      on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 19:11:40 +0100 writes:
>      > OK, .Internal is not necessary to reproduce oddity in this area. I also see things like (notice 1980)
>      >> strptime(paste0(sample(1900:1999,80,replace=TRUE),"/01/01"), "%Y/%m/%d", tz="CET")
>      ...............
>      > The issue seems to be present in R-devel but not in (CRAN) 3.2.0
> nor in R 3.2.3 (and earlier), but indeed unfortunately in 3.2.4.
> This has been fixed now in  "R 3.2.4 patched"  (and R-devel of course).
> Thank you Mick, for the report...
> ...
> ...
> though I "must" add: If you do have your own tests / checks (as
> you said in the OP) and are company as big as Oracle using the
> free (in the full sense of "speech" *and* "beer") software R,
> it would be *really* *really* courteous if you did run your test
> suite when we announce and release betas or release candidates
> ("RC") (and in the case of the upcoming yearly release in April,
> even "alphas" before them) so we, the R community and the R core
> developers could find bugs *before* release.
Following up on Lukas's explanatory message, we will try to sync up with 
R releases on a more regular schedule from now on, even if we don't 
actually push FastR based on that version. So we should discover test 
regressions earlier.


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