[tz] tzdist and tz at iana

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 16:49:11 UTC 2016

On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 4:04 AM, Jon Skeet <skeet at pobox.com> wrote:

> (Then there's tzdist of course, but that's a whole other matter...)

I have been looking at RFC 7808 (aka tzdist) and I wonder what is the
relationship between the proposed distribution standard and this project.

While RFC 7808 mentions "Olson" as a possible "primary-source", it does not
look like the proposed JSON format is capable of carrying all information
provided by Olson raw files.  The distribution format looks like a text
variant of the binary zoneinfo files, but it is not clear whether or not
the distributed data includes timezone abbreviations.

Are there any plans to support the tzdist format in tzcode?  Will IANA run
its own "Time Zone Data Server"?
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