Proposed 64-bit changes

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue Apr 26 19:07:29 UTC 2005

Robert Elz <kre at> writes:

>   |   * The tz code does not yet support the quoted time zone abbreviation
>   |     syntax required by POSIX starting in 2001.
> Rather than documenting the deficiency, wouldn't it be just as easy to
> fix it?   It doesn't look as if it should be too hard.

Yes, that would be nice.  Thanks.

> If the syntax isn't as trivial as "Anything enclosed in a <> pair
> with no internal escape" (ie: no method to include '>') could someone
> with access to the spec please send the exact definition.

The current POSIX spec for TZ is here (look at the end of the page):

POSIX is a bit more restrictive than the simple spec you gave, but
it'd be fine to implement it the simple way, as an extension to POSIX.

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