[tz] [bug] phrasing in Theory

Alan Perry alanp at snowmoose.com
Thu May 2 21:15:36 UTC 2013

On 5/2/13 1:58 PM, random832 at fastmail.us wrote:
> On Thu, May 2, 2013, at 15:46, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>> "The daylight saving time rules to be used
>> for a particular time zone are encoded in the time zone file"
> Should read: ...encoded in the time zone rule file.

Except that they are called 'time zone data files' in the tzcode README ...

> Since evidently certain people are unable to understand anything other
> than perfect pedantic precision in describing things.

The documentation of the tz database sometimes uses inconsistent 
terminology and doesn't spell everything out like a formal standard or 
most industry specs would.  Does it need that now?


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