ISO 14652 draft on POSIX date/time/tz

Markus Kuhn Markus.Kuhn at
Sun Jun 27 14:51:33 UTC 1999

Those of you interested in upcoming ISO standards related to date/time/
timezone APIs for POSIX systems should have a look at

especially section 4.7 (8 pages).  This is the usual holy ISO top secret
draft stuff for the enlightened inner circles only, so don't tell anyone
where you found it. I feel that some of the things it introduces (e.g.,
the ISO 8601 B.C. notation) might need a bit more scrutinizing and
alignment with ISO C9x strftime(), but see for yourself.

Editor of this seems to be Keld Simonsen <keld at> and responsible is
<> where comments should be directed
to have impact.


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Email: mkuhn at,  WWW: <>

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