[tz] Java & Rearguard

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Thu Jun 6 10:52:31 UTC 2019

    Date:        Thu, 6 Jun 2019 10:51:46 +0100
    From:        Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk>
    Message-ID:  <3925de4e-efc8-2f91-2a33-274e2e56178f at mev.co.uk>

  | On 06/06/2019 03:33, Steve Summit wrote:
  | > (As an aside: Is it my imagination, or was there a time when C
  | > had an array of 1, 2, or maybe more than 2 time zone strings,
  | It's not your imagination. [...]

Just in case anyone is confused, there's no element of "C is better than
Java" (or anything similar) here - the C standard, and POSIX, are just as
broken and need fixing as well.

What's broken is making any assumption (*any* assumption) about the way
that civil time works.    Whatever you assume, somewhere, sometime, it
will be incorrect.


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