timezone magic number

Daniel Quinlan quinlan at yggdrasil.com
Thu Apr 27 07:16:00 UTC 1995

I have one comment regarding the timezone file format.

Why not use a few of 20 remaining bytes in tzh_reserved field for a
magic number that would be unique to timezone data files?  4 bytes at
the beginning of the file would be great, but if you're concerned
about space then 2 bytes would do the job if selected carefully.



Daniel Quinlan            Member of the League for Programming Freedom
quinlan at yggdrasil.com

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