[tz] zoneinfo vs zoneinfo-leaps
murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Nov 16 20:48:14 UTC 2015
Maybe this is a FAQ but I haven't found the answer.
Having studied up the tzfile(5) format and written some code to produce
these files, I'm wondering why the files in zoneinfo-leaps include the
leap records AND adjust the transition times by the appropriate number
of leap seconds. This seems redundant to me. If the file includes the
leap second records, why not let the consumer adjust the transitions?
Principal Systems Software Engineer
Carnegie Mellon University
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