FW: file-format

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Mon Oct 27 19:32:35 UTC 2008

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-----Original Message-----
From: hsv at tbbs.net [mailto:hsv at tbbs.net] 
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 3:01
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: file-format

The man-page describes a fairly loose fileformat, but the actual files
show less loosness: there is no quoted sharp (#), all one name s Rules
are in a bunch in time order, with no other Rule or Zone in between, all
weekday-names are three-letter-long abbreviations of capital letter and
twain small letters. Can I afford to count on that, or is it really
to pars a much looser-formatted file than really is there?

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