[tz] What are the interfaces to the TZDB?

Tom Lane tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us
Tue Nov 9 14:52:53 UTC 2021

Eliot Lear via tz <tz at iana.org> writes:
> Which are we talking about?  There are already the POSIX interfaces.   
> Are we talking about the binary files?  Is this something on which we 
> are likely to gain consensus?

AFAIK, the only way to enumerate the available zones in a typical
installation is to search the directory tree.  This isn't great,
not least because it means that non-tzcode code has to know where
that directory tree is.  It'd be good to support that functionality
in a more direct fashion.

			regards, tom lane

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