still more problems with the formatting in the tz datafiles
Olson, Arthur David (NCI)
olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Mon Apr 29 13:12:06 UTC 2002
The zic manual page notes that
Input lines are made up of fields.
Fields are separated from one another by any number of white space
so there's nothing "wild" about the format of the files.
From: Tony Blackmon [mailto:tblackmon at wilbursmith.com]
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 2:54 PM
To: tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov
Subject: still more problems with the formatting in the tz datafiles
i am finding more and more of these. each header comment is clearly marked
with tabs delimiting the file, but when you get into the guts of the data
some of these tabs are spaces.
how do you parse the tzdata text files if the formatting is not correct?
as i stated before, i am working under a windows environment, but still want
to handle timezone conversion and client timezone selection using the tzcode
data. it perplexes me as to how this all works with the data files formatted
is it meant to be this way or is all of this accidental or unnoticed?
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