Jeff King <> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:30:02PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Let's just deal with a simple known cases (like FreeBSD) in the real
>> code that everybody exercises at runtime, and have the new test only
>> check we do not segfault on a value we used to segfault upon seeing.
> OK. Here it is, with the other option as an "alt" patch for reference.
>   [1/2]: date: recognize bogus FreeBSD gmtime output
>   [2/2]: t4212: loosen far-in-future test for AIX
>   [2alt/2]: work around unreliable gmtime errors on AIX
> -Peff

Thanks.  2alt does not look too bad, but on the other hand, we are
replacing a value that can produce the right result on correctly
implemented gmtime with a completely bogus value only because we
know there exists one broken implementation---which does not sound a
very good trade-off, given that we would get a result that does not
correspond to the input anyway with or without the change on the
broken implementation.

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