[tz] [libc-coord] thread-safe localtime() for an arbitrary timezone

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Jun 21 21:18:26 UTC 2023

On 2023-06-21 12:50, enh wrote:
> my preference would be for timezone_t to be more like DIR...
> typedef struct DIR DIR;

Although that would also work, that's not how NetBSD did things when it 
introduced timezone_t in NetBSD 6.0 (2012), and tzcode copied this part 
of NetBSD in tzdb 2014g. I doubt whether we should change the meaning of 
timezone_t at this point, as it'd be too much backward-compatibility hassle.

We could use a different name, though, for the struct. How about if we 
change this line in tzcode private.h:

   typedef struct state *timezone_t;

to the following?

   typedef struct tm_timezone *timezone_t;

and change all other instances of "struct state" to "struct tm_timezone"?

This would let users write "struct tm_timezone *" and "timezone_t" 
interchangeably. The name tm_timezone, like timezone_t, is reserved by 
POSIX when you include <time.h>[1], so if the <time.h> implementation 
uses this name it won't break any conforming programs.


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