Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Sun Sep 28 07:03:43 UTC 2008

    Date:        Fri, 26 Sep 2008 23:32:56 -0400
    From:        "Steve Ward" <planet36 at>
    Message-ID:  <f5c1222c0809262032s148beb9w92fa38209bb4cdaa at>

  | Why is the file "" in tzdata*.tar.gz instead of tzcode*.tar.gz
  | (where it is used)?

Because it is effectively data, it is used by the tzdata files, and changes
in sync with those.

  | What is the purpose of copying "" to "yearistype" during make?

The data files want something called yearistype not - the
original has the .sh because it is written as a sh script.   It could be
re-written in C, perl, python, ruby, ....   The "executable" still needs to
be yearistype but there could be different implementations of that in
different languages.


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