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The application is not time-crtical, but why insert a bug when you can avoid it.   [emphasis added]

<rant>

The tone of this sentence implies that avoidance of this particular bug is essentially cosmetic and more or less optional.

It's not just theoretically possible; it will eventually happen that successive calls to  localtime occur on successive days. This will produce impossible dates (e.g., 31 April) or dates that are 'off' by a month or as much as a year (e.g., 31 Dec 2012 vice 31 Dec 2011).

But if the application can tolerate dates that are impossible or wildly inaccurate, why bother with dates at all?

</rant>


In reply to Re^3: Redundant function calls in constructor? by AnomalousMonk
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