[tz] zoneinfo vs zoneinfo-leaps

Bradley White bww at acm.org
Tue Nov 17 06:02:13 UTC 2015

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 11:20 PM, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:

> Bradley White <bww at acm.org> writes:
> > Because ...
> >
> > You also need the leap records to determine the magnitude of the
> > tm_sec field during leaps (see the "hit" variable, which probably
> > shouldn't be a bool BTW).
> I think the question was the opposite - not why the leap records exist,
> but why they're not the _only_ difference between a leap tzfile and a
> non-leap one.

That may be a possibility, but in general it is preferable to do things at
zic time over tzfile read time.
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