gettz 0.0.4

April 14, 2020
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A minor routine update 0.0.4 of gettz arrived on CRAN overnight.

gettz provides a possible fallback in situations where Sys.timezone() fails to determine the system timezone. That happened when e.g. the file /etc/localtime somehow is not a link into the corresponding file with zoneinfo data in, say, /usr/share/zoneinfo. Since the package was written (in the fall of 2016), R added a similar extended heuristic approach itself.

This release adds registration of the compiled routine via R_registerRoutines() and R_useDynamicSymbols(), adds .registration=TRUE to useDynLib() in NAMESPACE, and uses an unquoted symbol in .Call(). Two new badges were added to the README.md as well. And as in the previous release in 2016: No new code, or new features.

Courtesy of CRANberries, there is a comparison to the previous release.

More information is on the gettz page. For questions or comments use the issue tracker off the GitHub repo.

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