bug report - timezone incorrectly set [forwarded with permission]

Arthur David Olson ado
Tue Jul 30 17:23:37 UTC 1996

I'm forwarding the attached bug report with permisison from Timothy Patrick
Murphy; an updated version of the time zone code--
--is now available which sets sp->typecnt as suggested.


> ...
> Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 10:24:18 -0400
> ...
> To: ado at elsie.nci.nih.gov
> Subject: bug report - timezone incorrectly set
> ...
> I believe I have discovered a bug in the tzparse() function and would
> like you to review this.  When the value of the TZ environment
> variable is of the form JKL3:10PNM4:40 the section of code between
> lines 947 and 1031 in localtime.c are executed.  It seems that at the
> end of this block the value of sp->typecnt should be set to 2.  If
> this is not done and there are at least 2 entries in the ttis array
> such that tt_isdst is false then the value of the global timezone
> variable is corrupted on line 234 in the settzname() function.
> tpm
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