[tz] proposed changes for Win32 and a improved mktime() algorithm

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed May 24 18:21:09 UTC 2017

On 05/24/2017 10:18 AM, Robert Elz wrote:
> While I am sorry to see it go (in a way) as it provides
> a flexibility that isn't available any other way, I cannot pretend that
> it is actually useful anywhere currently

Yes, and it's time to take the next step in deprecating yearistype, by 
issuing warnings when people try to use it, rather than merely 
documenting that it's deprecated. A proposed patch is attached.

Also, due to this 2016-09-06 commit:


zic now chdirs to its destination directory, which means 'zic -y 
./yearistype' no longer works unless yearistype is in the destination 
directory. I expect that nobody has reported the issue because nobody 
uses yearistype any more.

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