[tz] [PATCH 2/3] Replace some zones with links when that doesn't lose non-LMT info.

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Wed Sep 4 22:41:29 UTC 2013

On 4 September 2013 22:45, Guy Harris <guy at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Sep 4, 2013, at 2:36 PM, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne at joda.org> wrote:
>> Just to note that I parse the source tzdb because the binary data does
>> not contain all the data AFAIK.
> Which data is that?

I have seen Java programs that expose every last drop of data in the
files, except the comments. Notably, I don't believe that the binary
data provides the rules themselves which allow future DST to be
calculated. The parsers I write use those rules to create DST
transitions to the far future.


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