[tz] Interfaces (was Re: Issues with pre-1970 information in TZDB)

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Sep 23 17:41:26 UTC 2021

On 9/22/21 11:15 PM, Murray S. Kucherawy via tz wrote:
> If the community does choose to undertake a revision of RFC 6557, this
> might be one of the things that should be reviewed and codified.

As far as RFCs go, Arthur, Ken and I have already written RFC 8536, 
which specifies TZif format and in effect codifies tzfile.5. A successor 
to RFC 8536 is in the works.

I'd also welcome a companion RFC to specify .zi files, essentially 
codifying zic.8. It'd be some work, tho. Plus, it's more than just 
specifying the input format to 'zic'; it's specifying a lot of the other 
stuff we've been discussing recently. Which'd be a lot of work.

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