[tz] [PROPOSED 00/18] tzselect improvements for configuring "from now on"

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Wed Dec 20 07:51:25 UTC 2023

On 2023-12-19 15:25:49 (+0800), Paul Eggert via tz wrote:
> For some time I've been meaning to extend tzselect so that users who
> care only about timestamps from now on can have a smaller set of
> timezones to choose from, thus simplifying configuration.
> This patchset does this via a new file zonenow.tab, with contents like
> zone1970.tab except that zonenow.tab partitions based on timestamps
> from now on, instead of from 1970 on.  The new file's format is still
> experimental and feedback is welcome.
> These patches mostly just refactor tzselect, to simplify support for
> the new feature.  The last patch adds the new feature.

I skimmed through all the patches in this set.  Other than the minor 
comment I made about refactoring for the sake of refactoring, the diffs 
look good to me.

I'll try to find a chance to test this on FreeBSD in the coming days.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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