[tz] field separators in tzdata2016a.tar.gz

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Mar 8 10:01:14 UTC 2016

Joris Wu wrote:

> Given the frequency, I expect tabs were the intended separator.

Actually, the intent is that fields are separated by white space. This is 
documented in the zic man page. So the data files should be OK as-is. The white 
space characters are what the regular expression [[:space:]] matches in the C 
locale: " \f\n\r\t\v" (though of course "\n" cannot appear within a line).

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