[tz] Java & Rearguard

Joseph Myers jsm at polyomino.org.uk
Mon Jun 3 22:07:32 UTC 2019

On Mon, 3 Jun 2019, Paul Eggert wrote:

> became clear to everybody that something better had to be done. The POSIX
> committee settled on something close to the current TZ design in the first
> POSIX edition in 1988, where they purposely did not standardize gettimeofday
> and suggested that something would be standardized later; by the time
> gettimeofday made it into POSIX its timezone argument was completely
> vestigial.

And the trial-use 1986 edition of POSIX says in A.3 Time Zones "This 
document does not attempt to resolve the issues of operation in various 
time zones.  This includes the various international issues, half-hour 
displaced time zones, and remote users spanning time zones.  Proposals in 
this area are being sought, and input here would be appreciated.".

Joseph S. Myers
jsm at polyomino.org.uk

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