[tz] Comments

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at Shaw.ca
Sat Apr 22 18:21:43 UTC 2023

On 2023-04-21 14:05, Michael Douglass wrote:
> On 4/21/23 15:13, Arthur David Olson wrote:
>> Fun fact: the time zone database is 80% comments by volume.
> What's that by weight?

Ignoring historical data files, printing 65 lines/page at 10/12pt, on cheap 
80g/m2 A4 office paper (210mm*297mm) with 10mm end margins, ~270-272pp*:

$ units `cat ~/tz/data/{[ef]*,*{ica,asia}} | wc -l`*12point/277mm*A4paper*80gsm
1.3475787 kg
$ units `cat ~/tz/data/{[ef]*,*{ica,asia}} | wc -l`*12point/277mm*A4paper*80gsm
1.0780629 kg

so rounding up pages and weights, we have ~1.35kg with ~1.1kg of comments ;^>

Calculation of printing and shipping costs are left as exercises for readers who 
still print on paper and send mail! ;^p

*double checked page count with `pr`

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis              Calgary, Alberta, Canada

La perfection est atteinte                   Perfection is achieved
non pas lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à ajouter  not when there is no more to add
mais lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à retirer     but when there is no more to cut
                                 -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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