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Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
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From: N. Raghavendra [mailto:raghu at mri.ernet.in]
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 11:44 AM
To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
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UTC and std indicators:
I am trying to write a Common Lisp program to compute local time using
the `tz' database.
I am confused about the use of the UTC/local indicators and the
standard/wall indicators in a tzfile. According to tzfile(5), they "are
used when a time zone file is used in handling POSIX-style time zone
environment variables". Does this mean that these indicators are
irrelevant when computing local time using only a tzfile (without
looking at the environment).
I have tried reading `localtime.c' using my negligible knowledge of C,
but haven't understood the role of the indicators. Any pointers on this
would be most welcome.
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