TimeZoneInfo is just another
Motivation: Before Tz was released my motivation was to fix some things in Tzdata. So
TimeZoneInfo includes all fixes that are also in
Tz and mentioned in this post. After
Tz was released I keep on coding because I have some different approaches and I wanted to play with
NimbleParsec, and ETF (Erlang Term Format).
The most differences to the other both libraries are mentioned in the last section, but here are some details.
Some benchmarks to compare
NimbleParsec to parse the IANA data. The parsed data is related to the pure IANA data, which means it should be easy to write this data back to a valid IANA file. After that, this data will be transformed into a
The data will be persisted in the
priv dir in a zipped ETF format. If you want to save the data in another way you can configure this as you need.
At runtime, the data can be stored in two different ways. Either with
:persistent_term (OTP >
21.2) or with
:ets. That can be also configured as
data_store: :detect (default), in this case
TimeZoneInfo will select
:persistent_term if it is available.
An automatic update is supported but is disabled by default. The downloader for the update is configurable and custom downloader can be used. It is also possible to download directly
TimeZoneInfo.data in a zipped ETF file.
Furthermore, you can configure which time zones should be used and how many years should be calculated in advance.
For time zones with continuation rules transitions in the future will be calculated on the fly if the periods-table does not contain enough info for those date times.
Thanks for your attention.
Comments, critic, reviews, issues and PRs are welcome!