[tz] Reading binary files

Thom Hehl Thom at pointsix.com
Wed Nov 2 16:37:48 UTC 2011

That doesn’t have the timezone database built in, does it?


From: enh [mailto:enh at google.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 12:37 PM
To: Thom Hehl
Cc: tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] Reading binary files


if you don't know what you're doing, you're probably better served by icu4c. they have APIs similar to the Java ones, but for C and C++.


(i assume you don't want Java because if you did, you could just use the built-in stuff.)


On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 05:17, Thom Hehl <Thom at pointsix.com> wrote:

OK, I give up. I’ve tried looking at the source code and it’s hopeless.


Can someone please explain to me how to read the binary files and turn it into timezone information?


All I need to do is write  a function that will take a UTC date and convert it into a timezone with a name that I specify and convert it back again. (I understand there are precision issues with the last one.)


The code is not commented and I can find no documents.


Please, I beg you, help me.



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