Author akira
Recipients akira, belopolsky, cvrebert, docs@python
Date 2014-12-01.23:33:35
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In-reply-to <1417475883.55.0.627965515414.issue22356@psf.upfronthosting.co.za> (Alexander Belopolsky's message of "Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:18:03 +0000")
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> Alexander Belopolsky added the comment:
>
> In the context of Python library documentation, the word "encoding"
> strongly suggests that you are dealing with string/bytes.  The
> situation may be different in C. If you want to refer to something
> that is defined by the POSIX standard you should use the words that
> can actually be found in that standard.
>
> When I search for "encoding" at <http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/>, I get
>
> crypt - string encoding function (CRYPT) 
> encrypt - encoding function (CRYPT) 
> setkey - set encoding key (CRYPT)
>
> and nothing related to time.
>

I've provide the direct quote from *C* standard in my previous message msg231957:

  > 2. What is "calendar time in POSIX encoding"? This sounds like what time.asctime() returns.

  It is the language used by C standard for time() function:

    The time function determines the current calendar time. The encoding
    of the value is unspecified.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ <- from the C standard

notice the word *encoding* in the quote.
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