[tz] Filling the gaps ...

Ken Murchison murch at fastmail.com
Tue Dec 5 12:39:55 UTC 2017

On 12/05/2017 05:52 AM, Guy Harris wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2017, at 1:31 AM, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:
>> The main problem that everybody seems to be skirting around is that the
>> tz database has NO interest in exactly where someone is located
> It's obviously not the tzdb's job to determine their location, so presumably you mean "the tz database has NO interest in providing information to determine, for a given longitude and latitude, the tzdb region containing that longitude and latitude".
>> Even tzdist which was the latest
>> attempt to plug a major distribution hole has no remit on supplying the
>> correct data for a particular location!
> I.e., they don't offer, for example, a service where you send it a longitude/latitude pair and it returns data for the tzdb region containing that location.

Its not standardized yet, and I probably have the only implementation at 
this point, but this does exist and I have been unsuccessful in 
soliciting feedback:


Kenneth Murchison
Cyrus Development Team
FastMail Pty Ltd

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