[aur-dev] [PATCH v2] Add user set timezones

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Tue Nov 15 09:35:09 UTC 2016

On 15/11, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
>On Tue, 15 Nov 2016 at 06:19:26, Mark Weiman wrote:
>> +       Timezone VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL DEFAULT 'UTC',
>Out of curiosity: How did you choose the length of 50 characters? Is it
>large enough according to some standard?

The zoneinfo has a limit of 14 characters[0], though there are some
legacy names that are still supported, the longest of which seems to be
33 characters.

[0]: https://github.com/eggert/tz/blob/365460cfe7f7404030f33dffe489ba66a2dcbcdd/Theory#L91

  Johannes Löthberg
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