Default timezone

Mark Horton seismo!cbpavo.MIS.OH.ATT.COM!mark
Fri Dec 19 19:26:27 UTC 1986

While I agree that setting TZ in the environment is best used
for a user modification of the default, you have to admit that
an implementation that read /etc/timezone every time you did
an ls -l or called ctime for logging would be awfully slow.
This is why I liked the ftime system call notion; it's impossible
to forge, easy to default, easy to configure, and fast.


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