[tz] A history maintaining repository for tzdata

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Wed Oct 12 00:06:51 UTC 2011

On 11 October 2011 18:49, Guy Harris <guy at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Oct 11, 2011, at 7:40 AM, Zefram wrote:
>> The other part of the
>> rationale is about users with their own code, of which there are some,
>> but the occasional necessary feature added to zic poses difficulties
>> for this mode of use.
> Is that "users with their own code to parse time zone source files" or "users with their own code to read compiled binary time zone files"?  I think there have been only a couple of changes to the binary file format, and I suspect most of the "own code" is reading the compiled files.

The Java parsers (Joda-Time, JSR-310 and probably the JDK itself) all
read the source files, not the binaries. Thats because the source
files contain a lot more information.


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