[arch-general] "date" C++ library packaging

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu Feb 13 08:57:10 UTC 2020

On 02/13/2020 02:24 AM, Morten Linderud via arch-general wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 12:09:27AM -0800, Brett Cornwall via arch-general wrote:
>> Waybar [1] just had an update where it pulled in a project called "date"
>> [2]. I'm hesitant to package this under the name "date" since GNU coreutils
>> shares a binary with that name. But this isn't a totally obscure library.
>> Should I persuade upstream to change the name? Should I package it under
>> another name? Or should I lay claim to the unused "date" package name and go
>> on with my life?
> "chrono-date" could maybe work as an alternative name?
> I'm unsure why this is in [arch-general] and not [arch-dev-public] :)

And with the note that much of Howard Hinnant's date/time library is being
incorporated into the next C++ standard. Quite a feather in anyone's cap.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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