[tz] Tzdb and the Sunshine Protection Act

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Fri Mar 3 13:34:26 UTC 2023

    Date:        Fri, 03 Mar 2023 13:03:48 +0100
    From:        Andreas Schwab <schwab at linux-m68k.org>
    Message-ID:  <87edq63uu3.fsf at igel.home>

  | My understanding is that a missing field does not have a length.

That makes sense (though I don't know if POSIX anywhere says something
like that) - but a field without a length would still not be at least 3
bytes long...

  | > But perhaps that could be clearer.
  | Perhaps it should say: "except that dst can be missing".

I have entered a defect report into the POSIX (austin group) database
of such things.


(Those are all available for public viewing).   We'll what happens.
I don't expect the (ugly) language I suggested as a resolution to be
adopted, but something will be.   Watch that space...


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