[tz] tabs vs spaces

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Wed May 1 18:31:22 UTC 2013

On May 1, 2013, at 5:08 AM, Tobias Conradi <mail.2012 at tobiasconradi.com> wrote:

> I don't see the word "token" in ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/code/Theory

I do, however, see

     Input lines are made up of fields.  Fields are separated from one another
     by any number of white space characters.  Leading and trailing white
     space on input lines is ignored.  An unquoted sharp character (#) in the
     input introduces a comment which extends to the end of the line the sharp
     character appears on.  White space characters and sharp characters may be
     enclosed in double quotes (") if they are to be used as part of a field.
     Any line that is blank (after comment stripping) is ignored.  Non-blank
     lines are expected to be of one of three types: rule lines, zone lines,
     and link lines.

in the zic manual page.

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