Mail Archives: djgpp-workers/2002/10/16/02:49:02
On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Charles Sandmann wrote:
> I can't find any decent documentation on how it should behave (it's not
> even available on some unix boxes, and the Solaris documentation is
> pretty sparse/useless on it).
The source we use came from BSD, then we hacked it to be better suited to
DJGPP (e.g., case-insensitive treatment of timezone filenames) and to fix
some bugs (like an infloop in resolving some patological cases, which was
revealed by a test program run by some configure scripts). I don't know
whether BSD has any docs on it, but I thought I'd at least tell where it
It might be educational to compare what we use with the version in
djtzs203.zip, it just could be that some of the problems are already
solved there. In any case, IIRC, the performance of that version in my
testing was only slightly better for what I tried (which could have been
different from the case we are discussing in this thread).
If someone does look into the djtzs implementation, I'd suggest to fetch
the latest version of that code; the URL is in section 22.20 of the FAQ.
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