FW: tz interface problems

D. J. Bernstein djb at cr.yp.to
Fri May 22 02:44:12 UTC 1998

Paul Eggert writes:
> With the tz code, the leapsecond data is already gotten from a
> separate file called `leapseconds'.

Please pay attention. Running zic is a pain, since the OS doesn't
include the necessary input data.

What I'm suggesting is a leap-second table read at run time. This will
simplify tz maintenance for people who live in stable time zones.

> That method should be reliable,

It isn't. Your code is wrong. tm_gmtoff answers my question.


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