Time Zone change in GEORGIA (Eastern Europe), time zone is now GMT+3 (no longer GMT+4)
mark.davis at jtcsv.com
Thu Oct 28 05:21:54 UTC 2004
Ah, that explains it. Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Eggert" <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU>
To: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at jtcsv.com>
Cc: "Tz (tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov)" <tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 16:23
Subject: Re: Time Zone change in GEORGIA (Eastern Europe), time zone is now
GMT+3 (no longer GMT+4)
> "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at jtcsv.com> writes:
> > ... can someone fill me in on why the TZIDs have an attached continent
> > the first place? The only thing I can see is that it may make the TZID
> > slightly less ambiguous than just the city name
> That's part of it. There were more mundane reasons, too. Subdividing
> into continents kept the "ls" listings on a single 24x80 screen. It
> also kept directory sizes small in the file system, which was a
> performance issue on the old SunOS box that I originally developed the
> naming scheme on.
> I didn't know that there would be political controversies about which
> continent a location resides in. I knew about Istanbul, but there
> it's clear which half of the city is European and which is Asian.
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