[tz] Beginner's help request
dfnojunk at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 05:42:36 UTC 2017
Thanks for this, but I actually liked Tim's table better! :-)
Perhaps if I can find somewhere that explains 'POSIX TZ string format', I might begin to understand your table. I'll have a look around.
PS: I was (before retirement) an embedded systems designer (h/ware + f/ware), with negligible experience in DOS and Windows programming and databases. DBase IV and CA-Clipper (both in MS-DOS) are as close as I've been to database programming, and even that was adapting someone else's code, not originating it!
From: Paul Eggert [mailto:eggert at cs.ucla.edu]
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:34 PM
To: Tim Parenti; Daniel Ford
Cc: Time Zone Mailing List
Subject: Re: [tz] Beginner's help request
Tim Parenti wrote:
> For your idea of a text-only table of already-parsed data, you may consider
> the zdump utility that is packaged in the distribution.
It sounds like what's wanted is more a table like this:
where the first column is the TZ name, and the second is the prediction of the
future behavior of clocks in the corresponding location, in nearly-POSIX TZ
string format. We don't distribute a table like that now, though I suppose we
could generate one automatically from the information that is already there.
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