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Re: [PING^3] RFC [PATCH] BZ#1077902: New API gettimezone
- From: P J P <pj dot pandit at yahoo dot co dot in>
- To: "libc-alpha at sourceware dot org" <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 17:44:41 +0800 (SGT)
- Subject: Re: [PING^3] RFC [PATCH] BZ#1077902: New API gettimezone
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- Reply-to: P J P <pj dot pandit at yahoo dot co dot in>
> On Friday, 30 May 2014 11:50 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> No, the patch proposes a change to the API, which would require programs
> to change if they want to use the new facility. This is not leaving
> things alone.
Did you even look at the patch? It does not change any API, but introduces a new one. If users want they can use it in future.
> It's not the 'best fit'. There is no such thing as a global 'best fit';
> as I explained to you, and as Russ Allbery explained in
I know currently there is no known 'best fit'. That is precisely what I said we could discuss about, read again what I said:
It'll greatly help to discuss whether 'best fit' is the TZ string at the end of the tzdata file, when it is present, or any other line from the tzdata file.
> At this point I feel like we are going around in circles, as you are not
> responding to the issues raised and are merely repeating your proposal.
We are going in circles because you keep overlooking facts and miss-reading what we have been trying to say and digress from any useful discussion.