[tz] tzdata2016g missing version information

Howard Hinnant howard.hinnant at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 18:33:43 UTC 2016

On Sep 28, 2016, at 2:28 PM, Howard Hinnant <howard.hinnant at gmail.com> wrote:
> As is known, the version number no longer appears in the Makefile.  The release notes in NEWS say:
>> To support the more-accurate version number, its
>>    specification has moved from a line in the Makefile to a new
>>    source file 'version’.
> The version file does not appear in the uncompressed tzdata2016g database.  This is hurting my ability to report the version of the database to my clients.  Can we please put a version file in the database?

Though I suppose I could scrape the version number out of the NEWS file…  It would be nice to have an agreed upon *stable* place to read the version.


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