[tz] Pulling the data apart ...

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Mon Sep 16 14:31:45 UTC 2013

On Sun, Sep 15, 2013, at 12:23, Michael Deckers wrote:
>     On 2013-09-13 18:32, Alan Barrett wrote:
> >  The input format is documented in the zic(8) man page.  Here's the
> >  relevant part:
> >      Input lines are made up of fields.  Fields are separated from
> >      one another by any number of white space characters.
>     Actually, "one or more" seems to be meant rather than "any number"
>     (which would include zero).

It would also include negative numbers, and nonintegers, and complex
numbers. The fact that they're _separated_ implies there is at least one
character, because if not then there is no separation.

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