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Re: Removing locale timezone information
- From: Zack Weinberg <zackw at panix dot com>
- To: Keld Simonsen <keld at keldix dot com>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, libc-locales at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:06:16 -0400
- Subject: Re: Removing locale timezone information
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On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 10:08 AM, <email@example.com> wrote:
> My impression is that timezone changes are normally announced in due time
> so that they can be included in normal glibc release schedule, which
> I think is about twice a year, but irregulary. I have not been down into
> the data, tho.
Sadly, as pointed out by others, this is not so.
Keld, would your use cases be satisfied if each glibc locale (for
which this makes sense) specified a default *Olsen* timezone? I think
that might be a way to get what you want while avoiding the problems
everyone else is bringing up.