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Remaining things to remove mostly per the 80/20 rule hga@xxxxxx (11 Aug 2019 14:35 UTC)
Re: Remaining things to remove mostly per the 80/20 rule Lassi Kortela (11 Aug 2019 15:10 UTC)
Re: Remaining things to remove mostly per the 80/20 rule Lassi Kortela (11 Aug 2019 15:15 UTC)
gecos parser implementation Lassi Kortela (11 Aug 2019 17:30 UTC)
Re: gecos parser implementation John Cowan (12 Aug 2019 04:06 UTC)
Re: Remaining things to remove mostly per the 80/20 rule Lassi Kortela (12 Aug 2019 12:02 UTC)
Re: Remaining things to remove mostly per the 80/20 rule Lassi Kortela (12 Aug 2019 11:52 UTC)
Re: Remaining things to remove mostly per the 80/20 rule Lassi Kortela (12 Aug 2019 12:20 UTC)
Re: Remaining things to remove mostly per the 80/20 rule Lassi Kortela (12 Aug 2019 13:44 UTC)
Timezone files Lassi Kortela (12 Aug 2019 14:00 UTC)
GECOS field parsing Lassi Kortela (17 Aug 2019 08:51 UTC)
Re: GECOS field parsing Lassi Kortela (17 Aug 2019 09:11 UTC)
Re: GECOS field parsing Lassi Kortela (17 Aug 2019 09:16 UTC)
Re: GECOS field parsing Lassi Kortela (17 Aug 2019 09:35 UTC)
Re: GECOS field parsing Lassi Kortela (17 Aug 2019 09:55 UTC)
Re: Remaining things to remove mostly per the 80/20 rule Lassi Kortela (12 Aug 2019 12:39 UTC)

Timezone files Lassi Kortela 12 Aug 2019 14:00 UTC

>> On the root of zoneinfo:  I think we should expect the implementer of
>> SRFI 170 to figure out where it is, though we could say it's in
>> /usr/share/zoneinfo with these known exceptions, and may be elsewhere.
>
> One possibility is to readlink("/etc/localtime") and split the result at
> the last occurrence of "zoneinfo", trusting that the timezones are under
> some "zoneinfo" directory on all systems.

Also, `strings /etc/localtime` shows that the timezone names cannot be
parsed from the file data itself. It's a pity they didn't build such
redundancy into the timezone compiler's file format. Maybe the format
hails from a time when adding 30 bytes to the size of a disk file was a
decision you had to think about.