[tz] What are the interfaces to the TZDB?

Gilmore Davidson gilmoreorless at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 11:01:30 UTC 2021

> On 9 Nov 2021, at 21:27, Clive D.W. Feather via tz <tz at iana.org <mailto:tz at iana.org>> wrote:
> Defining what the legal values of fields are and what they mean (see Irish
> winter time for an example). What happens if you provide a value that's out
> of range?

This is partly why I tried to compile a list of use cases for direct consumption of the source text files:
https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2021-October/030950.html <https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2021-October/030950.html>

Knowing how and why people are using the files helps define what gets “blessed” as a supported interface.

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