TZ, ZONE, TIMEZONE, settz(), ... ?

Chris Torek mimsy!chris at
Wed Dec 10 02:25:16 UTC 1986

I agree with kre:  The original design was wonderful.  The major
problem was that it was not---quite---compatible with 4BSD and with
SysV.  Yet the incompatibilities were in areas that everyone agrees
were weak, and, moreover, in areas that were mutually incompatible
anyway!  Any new standard *must* break some code.  Let it break
code that was acknowledged insufficent, and by replacing it with
code that has been tested and found satisfactory.


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