proposed time zone package changes (Hawaii, stack overflow, et al.)

Christos Zoulas christos at
Wed Jan 12 16:49:47 UTC 2011

On Jan 12, 11:24am, olsona at (Arthur David Olson) wrote:
-- Subject: proposed time zone package changes (Hawaii, stack overflow, et al

| If no problems are found, these changes will appear in tzcode2011a.tar.gz
| and tzdata2011.tar.gz on 2011-11-23.

Please don't cast the result of calloc(3). It will hide errors
where the prototype is not in scope and then the function is assumed
to return "int" which breaks on 64 bit systems. It's been more than
20 years (22 actually since c89) since ANSI C made allocation functions
return "void *" :-)

On a different subject, I've committed the reentrant versions of
the timezone code to the NetBSD tree. Is there any chance that
those changes will be merged anytime soon? Or do people need more
time to review them? How do we go about accepting or rejecting
them? Should there be a vote?



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