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Hello all..

On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
<> wrote:
> The parameter to 'os.time' is what is called an "in-out" parameter. It
> follows the behavior of the corresponding C function, 'mktime':
>      The  mktime()  function modifies the fields of the tm structure as fol‐
>      lows: tm_wday and tm_yday are set to values determined  from  the  con‐
> The normalization property seems specially useful.

I refrained from answering when first seeing this. Bu I would like to
state that although I fully agree on the usefulness of the
normalization property I normally expect that functions modifying
parameters which seem to be input only, like mktime() or os.time(),
should state it clearly, and after re-reading twice the 3 paragraphs I
haven't find any hint of it. This could easily lead to hard to trace
bugs and I think deserves a fourth paragraph stating it.

Francisco Olarte.