[tz] Proposal: validation text file with releases

Steffen Nurpmeso sdaoden at yandex.com
Sat Jul 11 11:34:31 UTC 2015

Jon Skeet <skeet at pobox.com> wrote:
 |Given how widely used zdump is, we can't really change the format by
 |default - but we could perhaps add a new flag to indicate a new format,
 |assuming I'm not alone in my objections above?
 |(Having said that, a dump with the data in a format I'm not ecstatic about
 |would be better for me than no dump at all. I'm certainly not going to
 |start chest-thumping about formats.)

I think Ed Schouten of FreeBSD has done something alike -- based
on zdump(1) that is -- for his CloudABI framework (in FreeBSD and
on that hub).  If i understood the presentation he doesn't parse
TZDATA itself but uses the pre-prepared output of zdump(1) to
generate his data; maybe you can simply use that in return.


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