[tz] CCTZ time zone library for C++ from Google

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Wed Oct 28 17:57:21 UTC 2015

Love the start and end date "rules" with subfields encoded and semicolon separated - explains why it has never been updated. Could perhaps have contributed a zic patch to add an output option and filter to generate this.

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On 2015-10-28 11:10, Matt Johnson wrote:
> Could be worse.  Could be like the Boost date_time api, which somehow thought it would be acceptable to map tzdb identifiers to fixed offset pairs, and never even bothered to keep them updated.
> http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_59_0/doc/html/date_time/local_time.html#date_time.local_time.tz_database
> https://github.com/boostorg/date_time/tree/master/data
> T
>  > To: tz at iana.org
>  > From: Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
>  > Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:52:32 -0600
>  > Subject: Re: [tz] CCTZ time zone library for C++ from Google
>  >
>  > On 2015-10-21 13:34, Tim Parenti wrote:
>  > > FYI, last month, Google released and open-sourced cctz <https://github.com/google/cctz>, a new time zone library for C++.
>  > >
>  > > My favorite quote from the announcement <http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2015/09/introducing-cctz-simple-time-zone.html> on their Open Source Blog:
>  > >
>  > > /"Time zones are logical and easy to use." —no one ever/
>  >
>  > Don't think that project will help much, as the zone is not part of the opaque structure, but is a separate parameter in their API: that won't cause many problems! ;^>
>  > If we think back 15+ years, many problems were due to messing around with sub-chunks of dates, whether string, integer, or bits, instead of using the APIs provided to convert from one date representation to another. Is it September again in the date/time domain?-- 

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