[tz] NetBSD and Android bionic APIs for tz values

Christos Zoulas christos at zoulas.com
Mon Aug 25 09:46:49 UTC 2014

On Aug 25, 12:32am, eggert at cs.ucla.edu (Paul Eggert) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: NetBSD and Android bionic APIs for tz values

| Paul Eggert wrote:
| > A preliminary proposed patch to NetBSD-current sources attached.
| Following up on this, I implemented it for tzcode; see
| http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2014-August/021516.html
| In doing so it struck me that the proposal for new functions tm_strftime 
| and tm_strftime_l is overkill, and that it's better to simply fix 
| strftime and strftime_l to do the right thing with %z and %Z, as that's 
| what glibc does.  I understand there's an argument that POSIX doesn't 
| allow this behavior, but it's not clear to me that the argument is 
| correct, and anyway NetBSD would be in good company when it's compatible 
| with tzcode and with GNU/Linux here.  So attached is a a revised patch 
| that simply removes strftime_z/strftime_lz and fixes 
| strftime/strftime_l.  The rest of the patch is the same as before.

Thanks Paul, looks fine to me. Since we can't really bump libc (and
the function removal can break things; even the const removal changes
the signature for c++, but I guess that's not that important) the
choices are:
	- remove the functions and if older code used them the code
	  will stop working
	- keep the functions, but put them in compat, removing them
	  from headers.

I guess I'll bring it up and see what others have to say.



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