[tz] draft of change summary for next tz release

Jonathan Leffler jonathan.leffler at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 21:47:40 UTC 2013

Minor glitch?

> zic now uses vfprintf to allocating and freeing some memory.

Should that be 'to avoid allocating and freeing some memory'?

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> On 09/12/13 08:39, Tim Parenti wrote:
> > it would be quite prudent to summarize specifically what changes
> > are (and are not) made by this changeset
> Yes, although I normally write a change summary when preparing a
> release and publish it as part of the release announcement, the
> proposed change is large enough that it'd be helpful to circulate
> a draft of the change summary now.  Here is a draft for the
> current set of proposed changes, which is:
> https://github.com/eggert/tz/compare/8f10e5c...738ad89
> [...]

  Changes affecting code internals
>     zic -c now runs way faster on 64-bit hosts when given large numbers.
>     zic now uses vfprintf to allocating and freeing some memory.
>     tzselect now computes the list of continents from the data,
>     rather than have it hard-coded.
>     Minor changes pacify GCC 4.7.3 and GCC 4.8.1.
> [...]

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