[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 1/2] Also distribute code and data in a single tarball

Tim Parenti tim at timtimeonline.com
Wed Aug 24 01:56:47 UTC 2016

On 22 August 2016 at 14:57, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> The need for compression will go up once we start distributing .tzs files
> (which partly motivated the format switch).

Regardless of whether tzdata (the source dataset) and tzcode (the reference
implementation) are merged into one tarball — I have no strong opinion, but
would err on the side of long lead times for changes of this sort — I trust
that the idea would be to keep the reference output in a separate

I think concatenating the reference output in a single tarball alongside
the source dataset would encourage implementations which simply parse the
reference output, which may be counter to our goals.

Tim Parenti
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