[tz] Reading binary files

Alan Barrett apb at cequrux.com
Wed Nov 2 15:27:50 UTC 2011

On Wed, 02 Nov 2011, Bennett Todd wrote:
> As far as I know, the choices for a high-speed 
> timezone-switching implementation, thread-safe, are going to 
> a different implementation (I don't know what would be best) 
> or stashing the zoneinfo conversion in a separate process as a 
> server, a tz conversion service.

Christos Zoulas posted a proposed API and patches in October 2010. 
For example, localtime_rz() is like localtime() but it takes extra 
args giving a pointer to a buffer that will hold the result, and a 
data structure describing the timezone.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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