Thread: localtime_s not working in VS2003

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    localtime_s not working in VS2003

    Hey guys. I am not a c++ programmer but i am trying to compile a code and i get this:

    c:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Desktop\arcemu\src\arcem u-world\BattlegroundMgr.cpp(1072): error C3861: 'localtime_s': identifier not found, even with argument-dependent lookup

    I made a few search and found out localtime_s works only for VS2005+

    Can somewone show me how i can work arround that beside changing my application lol

    1070 t = time(NULL);
    1072 #ifdef WIN32
    1073	localtime_s(&tm, &t);
    1074 #else
    1075	localtime_r(&t, &tm);
    1076 #endif
    Last edited by Drisate; 08-12-2008 at 08:55 PM.

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    So do you have localtime_r ?

    localtime_r after all is supposed to be a standard function. I've no idea what the _s is for, except to glue yourself to MS
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    I think localtime_s is MS's 'secure' version. Unless you are writing software for an anti-virus company or some other company that requires tight security I can't think of a good reason to use the 'secure' versions. I know that some companies require you to due to the nature of their business.

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