[Datetime-SIG] IANA TZ database statistics

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 20:50:39 CEST 2015

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 2:42 PM, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:

> I still don't see the logic in doing any of this rather than parsing
> zoneinfo files directly on systems that use it;

There is no portable way to even discover the location of the zoneinfo
files.  (The default location when installing from the source is the
incredible /usr/local/etc/zoneinfo! )  If some location is guessed by
searching some likely candidates, there is no guarantee that this is what
system tzset() is using.
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