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Re: [leafnode-list] [ANNOUNCE:] leafnode-1.9.12

On Sat, Apr 01, 2000 at 06:04:12PM -0500, Curly wrote:

I apologize if I mess things up again. But I think you're wrong.

> Here's your test program with the changes inserted: 
>     char *zone = getenv("TZ" );    // save current offset

This is clearly non-portable. TZ isn't set here, and I would never
rely on any environment variable, esp. if your program runs as a
system user (news in this case).

> >     age = mktime( &timearray ) - ltime->tm_gmtoff;

mktime -- at least on my glibc-2.1.2 Linux system -- sets the
external variable tzname correctly (to EST in my case).

What we need to have answered are the following questions:

- Does time( NULL ) return seconds since the epoch in local time?
  (Yes according to MA)
- Is tm_gmtoff "time(NULL, UTC) - time(NULL, local time)" or vice
- Same question for timezone.
- Are the answers of the two previous questions the same east
  and west of GMT?


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