FW: Corrections to historic German timezone information

Markus Scherer markus.icu at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 23:58:24 UTC 2008

On Jan 28, 2008 3:59 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> Because of this rule, the 1945 divergence doesn't justify having two
> separate entries for Berlin.  However, we should have the correct
> entry for Berlin, which raises the question: where is the commonly
> accepted center of Berlin?  If the center is in the former Soviet
> zone, tz's Europe/Berlin should use what is in the proposed
> Europe/BerlinEast zone.  If Berlin's center is in the former
> west-Berlin zone, Europe/Berlin should change to match what is in the
> proposed Europe/Berlin zone.

I don't quite understand this. I do understand that it's overkill from
the perspective of the TZ maintainers to precisely distinguish
pre-1970 transitions, but it seems like the question of which part of
Berlin to use should not depend as much on where the city center is
but on the political continuity.

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