[tz] suggestions for potential code improvements?

Jonathan Lennox lennox at cs.columbia.edu
Wed Jul 29 14:52:53 UTC 2015

On Tuesday, July 28 2015, "Paul Eggert" wrote to "Kees Dekker, Time zone mailing list" saying:

> +    date now sets the time of day via the POSIX clock_settime function
> +    instead of via the older nonstandard settimeofday function.

clock_settime isn't actually that portable; notably, Mac OS X doesn't
implement it.  (It was part of the optional "Timers" extension to Posix in
the Posix 2008 release, only making it into the core specification in the
2013 release.)

Jonathan Lennox
lennox at cs.columbia.edu

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