[tz] tzdata2016g missing version information

Jon Skeet skeet at pobox.com
Wed Sep 28 19:26:06 UTC 2016

Yup, Noda Time does the same thing where possible:

(I do infer the version from the filename if we have it.)

But yes, another vote for a stable, easily-machine-readable place for the
version number to be included in the data tar.gz file.


On 28 September 2016 at 19:44, Howard Hinnant <howard.hinnant at gmail.com>

> On Sep 28, 2016, at 2:41 PM, Alexander Belopolsky <
> alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 2:33 PM, Howard Hinnant <
> howard.hinnant at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 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…
> >
> > Why can't you deduce the version from the name of the file?  But I
> agree: non-git based distributions should include the generated version
> file.
> I don’t want to keep the tarball around.  I just have the expanded tzdata
> directory and its contents.
> Howard
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