[tz] Proposal for a modern 'Collapsed' Namespace

Walter walter.stanish at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 03:09:16 UTC 2012

>> <tab> and file name were both copied from an
>> existing file within the distribution.
> I'm not sure why those files need
>         # <pre>
> at the beginning, or why they have .tab as a suffix, as I don't think that's a commonly-known file suffix.

I don't know either, though I suspect the .tab suffix is to
distinguish the table, perhaps in a nominally 8.3 backwards-compatible
format (for embedded, etc.), from the main zone listings.

When in Rome!

- Walter

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