[tz] A discussion on POSIX on new timezone related C APIs

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Thu Nov 12 23:05:50 UTC 2015

On Nov 12, 2015, at 11:33 AM, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:

> http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1005
> The proposals seem to be:
> 1. Something involving integrating timezone information into locale_t
> 2. Something along the lines of NetBSD's _z/_rz functions
> The fact that no-one seems to have a reference C implementation of
> localizing time zone names/abbreviations also came up.
> I don't know how open they are to outsiders sticking their noses into
> the process though, just thought some people here might be interested.

I'm not sure what constitutes an "outsider"; I and, I think, kre were involved with POSIX at some point, but, for me, that was decades ago.  They sound pretty open:


I've signed up for an account there and have made some comments, as has kre.

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