Proposed 64-bit changes
eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Mon May 2 05:26:00 UTC 2005
Robbin Kawabata <Robbin.Kawabata at eng.sun.com> writes:
> Is it feasible for zic to encode variable information in the data file
> for the last set of rules, that would be used for times past the last
> entry in the transition table? Then localtime() would use the variables
> algorithmically rather than using table-driven data, for dates past the
> last table entry.
Hmm, how would that be an improvement on the proposed system? As I
understand it, the proposed system algorithmically generates time
stamps from the last 400 years in the table. This assumes a Gregorian
calendar, which isn't correct in general (e.g., Iran), but it can't be
worse than any POSIX-based prediction.
> it might be useful if zic has an option to produce old-style timezone
Yes, that makes sense to me too.
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