[tz] What are the interfaces to the TZDB?
murch at fastmail.com
Wed Nov 10 14:25:27 UTC 2021
On 11/9/21 2:38 PM, Brian Park via tz wrote:
> Is the TZDB project intended to support only POSIX systems? I had
> assumed that the C library was the reference implementation, and the
> TZif was the file format supporting the reference implementation, not
> the API into the TZDB. For my downstream library, I parse the raw zone
> files directly from GitHub. That makes it easy to integrate into the
> GitHub Actions continuous build system, and I can test against the
> most recent commits. My downstream usage does not have a file system,
> or even an operating system. For me, the API into the TZDB project are
> the raw files, but I understand that my usage is unusual.
FWIW, vzic (I have been maintaining a fork of the original in libical)
also uses the raw files to create iCalendar VTIMEZONE components.
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