[tz] Fwd: Howard Hinnant's tz Library (was Beginner's help request)
stdbill.h at pobox.com
Wed Nov 8 20:19:04 UTC 2017
Oops...meant this for the list, not just Daniel.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bill Seymour <stdbill.h at pobox.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 2:16 PM
Subject: Howard Hinnant's tz Library (was Beginner's help request)
To: Daniel Ford <dfnojunk at gmail.com>
Yes, Howard's (exquisite in my opinion) library is specifically for
C++, and is moving forward
for inclusion in the ISO standard. (Indeed, a subgroup gave it
unanimous consent just this
"The implementation has been ported to Windows, Linux, Android,
macOS and iOS."
I've BCCd Howard in case he has anything more to say about it (although
I wouldn't be surprised if he already follows this list anyway).
On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:38 AM, Daniel Ford <dfnojunk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Oops, looks like I was mistaken. Howard's library appears to be not (specifically) for Arduino, but a C++ library for Windows (and maybe other) platforms. Maybe it will compile in the Arduino IDE, though I suspect it will be problematic, if possible at all.
> And I've so far found only one TZdb mirror that keeps a current copy of the data - very disappointing. It's a shame the whole TZdb scheme is so user-unfriendly. Quite discouraging.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Ford [mailto:dfnojunk at gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2017 7:03 PM
> To: 'Time zone mailing list'
> Subject: RE: [tz] Beginner's help request
> Woohoo! I've discovered (and downloaded) an Arduino library, written by Howard E. Hinnant:
> "This timezone library is a complete parser of the IANA timezone database. It provides for an easy way to access all of the data in this database, using the types from "date.h" and <chrono>. The IANA database also includes data on leap seconds, and this library provides utilities to compute with that information as well."
> All I need to find now are established TZdb mirrors that keep their copy up-to-date, so I don't overload the master TZdb with queries. Can anyone point me to any, please?
> Daniel Ford (Gerroa, Australia)
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