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raghu at mri.ernet.in
Fri Feb 17 12:29:00 UTC 2006
At 2006-02-17T17:49:51+07:00, Robert Elz wrote:
> That's exactly what localtime() does isn't it? All the code is
> available (and free to use) - just use it (either the learn from,
Yes, I know that that is what localtime(3) does, and I have been
reading `localtime.c'. However, as I said in my OP, my knowledge of C
is rather meagre, so I wanted to check my understanding by asking on
> or simply to compile into your application).
Since I am working in Common Lisp, I want to rewrite the functionality
of localtime(3) directly in that language.
> The raw tzfile isn't used of course, it is converted (using zic)
> into a binary format - but if you needed to you could combine the
> roles of zic and localtime into one function.
By `tzfile', I meant precisely the binary files produced by `zic', and
documented in tzfile(5). I am now able to unpack the binary files
correctly into Lisp objects. Next, I should interpret the unpacked
Thank you very much for your response.
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