Proposed 64-bit changes
eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue Apr 26 19:07:29 UTC 2005
Robert Elz <kre at munnari.oz.au> writes:
> | * The tz code does not yet support the quoted time zone abbreviation
> | syntax required by POSIX starting in 2001.
> Rather than documenting the deficiency, wouldn't it be just as easy to
> fix it? It doesn't look as if it should be too hard.
Yes, that would be nice. Thanks.
> If the syntax isn't as trivial as "Anything enclosed in a <> pair
> with no internal escape" (ie: no method to include '>') could someone
> with access to the spec please send the exact definition.
The current POSIX spec for TZ is here (look at the end of the page):
POSIX is a bit more restrictive than the simple spec you gave, but
it'd be fine to implement it the simple way, as an extension to POSIX.
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