[tz] Decoding timezone data

Thom Hehl Thom at pointsix.com
Tue Nov 8 14:34:56 UTC 2011

I think the documentation is sufficient in this regard. I had no problem
understanding the width of the individual values, and putting the c
types in is only helpful if you're using C.

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On 2011-11-08 12:14, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> Zefram said:
>>> As an aside, maybe tzfile.5 should use exact-width integer type
>>> from C99 stdint.h, such as "int32_t" instead of "long".
> One issue is that the exact-width integer types don't exist on all
> and so aren't required by C99.

Well it would just be for documentation purposes to describe the layout
rather than for implementation purposes.  The in-file ttinfo array can't
(typically or portably) be represented by an actual array of a C struct
type anyway.

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