[tz] Version in zoneinfo files?

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri Feb 10 12:42:31 UTC 2017

John Hawkinson <jhawk at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> > > I'd like to put in a plug for having the tz string in the binary file
> > > preceded by @(#) so that it appears when the what(1) utility is invoked.
> An argument could be made that ident(1) is a better choice, although
> I don't think it really is, in part since it would require assigning a
> pseudokeyword like $Tz: ... $.

It's easy to support both what and ident, e.g. I sometimes have
	@(#) $Version: blahblah $
with the output of `git describe` instead of blahblah.

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