Ben Walton <> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
>> Ben Walton <> writes:
>>> +sub get_tz_offset {
>>> +     # some systmes don't handle or mishandle %z, so be creative.
>> Hmph.  I wonder if we can use %z if it is handled correctly and fall
>> back to this code only on platforms that are broken?
> That would be perfectly acceptable to me.  The reason I set it up to
> always run through this function here is that when I originally added
> this function for git-svn, I'd made it conditional and Eric Wong
> preferred that the function be used exclusively[1].  I opted to take
> the same approach here to keep things congrous.
> If it were to be conditional, I think I'd add a variable to the build
> system and have the code leverage that at runtime instead of the
> try/except approach I attempted in 2009.

If the code was originally unconditional for a reason (and I think
being bug-to-bug compatible across platforms is actually a good
thing in a tool like importers), I would not object to it.  Thanks
for the back-story.
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