[tz] tabs in zone.tab

Dave Rolsky autarch at urth.org
Fri Mar 2 15:41:52 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2 Mar 2012, Zefram wrote:

> Robert Elz wrote:
>> The final column is "comments" - there's no stated restriction on the characters
>> that can be used in comments
> True, and your interpretation with the comments beginning with a tab is
> possible.  (I was half expecting DateTime::TimeZone (another repackaging
> of the database for CPAN), which went out promptly after 2012a, to have
> ended up with this interpretation, but it turns out it went with the two
> tabs being a single separator.  I don't know how automated Dave Rolsky has
> that release process.)  However, tab-separated-value tables conventionally
> don't allow tabs to be part of the data, each tab being a separator.

I noticed the issue and adjusted my parser to expect 1+ tab.


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