Bug 204530 - man 3 gmtime - struct tm documentation possibly incorrect
Summary: man 3 gmtime - struct tm documentation possibly incorrect
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2015-11-13 19:37 UTC by Michael Cress
Modified: 2018-04-10 18:55 UTC (History)
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Description Michael Cress 2015-11-13 19:37:02 UTC
This bug submission is an FYI regarding another related report I have submitted in the source tracker  against time.h having potentially incorrect range values ( see Bug 204529 - struct tm documentation in time.h possibly incorrect ). Since "man 3 gmtime" contains an excerpt of this struct verbatim, I opened a ticket in the event that Bug 204529 is accurate, which will cause an update to this man page.
Comment 1 Michael Cress 2015-11-13 19:45:37 UTC
Looking at time.h on Linux, I see

struct tm
  int tm_sec;                   /* Seconds.     [0-60] (1 leap second) */
  int tm_yday;                  /* Days in year.[0-365] */

So, it seems the 0-60 range is due to a leap second. I am assuming that the 0-365 range is due to leap year range also. Can notation regarding this be added to the gmtime man page to clarify this issue?