[PATCH] Setting TZ may break time() in non-Cygwin programs

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue Apr 17 14:20:00 GMT 2012

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 09:06:15AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Apr 11 20:52, Christian Franke wrote:
>> Yes. Patch is attached.
>> Christian
>Thanks for the patch.  I'm just wondering if we shouldn't generalize
>this right from the start by keeping an array of variables to skip
>when starting native apps and a function to handle this, along the
>lines of the getwinenv function and the conv_envvars array.
>It might only contain TZ now, but there's always a chance we suddenly
>stumble over a similar problem, isn't it?

I really hate having Cygwin be "smart" like this.  It seems like it's
asking for a follow-on "How do I set TZ for my Windoze program???"
email, followed by a "We need a CYGWIN environment variable option!"

What's the problem with just unsetting TZ again?  Yes, I know you
have to remember to do it but does this affect enough programs that
we need to add even more head standing code in Cygwin to accommodate


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