Proposal: API for thread-safe time zone functions

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Thu Jun 7 19:28:20 UTC 2001

<<On Thu, 7 Jun 2001 15:15:59 -0400 (EDT), Jonathan Lennox <lennox at> said:

> It seems a bit drastic for my purposes.  Also, timezones feel rather
> different from locales to me.

I would agree with this statement.  For example, the timezone
America/Montreal is appropriate for both en_CA and fr_CA locales, and
conversely there are a dozen timezones which are all used concurrently
with the en_CA locale.  Moreover, if TZ is set to "<FOO>+4<BAR>" then
no localization is possible.


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