[tz] Newbie question

Donald MacQueen dmacq at erols.com
Tue Jun 5 16:20:07 UTC 2012

On 6/5/2012 11:59 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 06/05/2012 07:43 AM, Donald MacQueen wrote:
>> I need to build compile tz data for WIndows and would like to grab the version from somewhere
> If you're in charge of the source, you can copy the
> version number yourself into some location, and use
> that.
I am in charge in that I will be building the compiled tz data from the 
tzdata source I get from iana.org.

So are you saying that there is no automatic way (in some script that 
runs zic) to get the version number, but that I have to copy it manually 
from the tzdata file name? That's ok with me. I just wanted to know if I 
overlooked something.

Thanks for the reply.

> If someone else is in charge (e.g., you're using
> some random library), then there's no guarantee
> you're using tz source as opposed to an independent
> copy.
> It might be nice to have a better way to get version
> number, though I'd say it's more important to do
> that for the data than for the source code.

Donald [|]

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