[tz] IANA timezone database - request to add Omaha, Nebraska

Florian Weimer fweimer at redhat.com
Mon Aug 1 08:35:47 UTC 2022

* Paul Eggert:

> Looking back at your original question "How does this system implement
> a programming interface that enumerates the TZ rules?" 
> <https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2022-July/031702.html> I think the
> answer is that TZif files don't do that. That is, they don't give you 
> access to the Rule lines, only to the effect of the Rule lines on
> transitions and/or TZ strings.

But that means the software has to obtain the IANA time zone name (which
is not part of the TZif data, either), and that exposes the allegedly
invisible, internal identifier across an interface boundary.


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