[tz] thread-safe localtime

Alan Barrett apb at cequrux.com
Fri Mar 21 17:32:37 UTC 2014

On Fri, 21 Mar 2014, Guy Harris wrote:
> On Mar 21, 2014, at 9:49 AM, christos at zoulas.com (Christos 
> Zoulas) wrote:
>> I forgot to mention, that adopting the manual pages would be 
>> nice too, since they are in mdoc instead of man format which is 
>> much nicer.
> It's nicer, but is it as widely supported on the various UN*Xes 
> that have adopted the tz code?

It would be possible to distribute both mdoc and old-style man 
versions of the manual pages, with the mdoc versions being the 
masters, and the man versions being generated at distribution 
time.  Then downstream projects could choose which version to use.

I am aware of two ways of converting from mdoc to man: 
mandoc (previously known as mdocml, and available from 
<http://mdocml.bsd.lv>), and mdoc2man.awk (which I think was once 
distributed with OpenSSH).

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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