Some modifications of China related timezone info.
Wed Jul 13 23:14:41 UTC 2011
Following this rule, "Asia/Beijing" should be used instead of "Asia/Shanghai", because more people prefer "Asia/Beijing" in China, as Beijing has more people than Shanghai :-)
On 4/28/06, Robert Elz <kre at munnari.oz.au> wrote:
> Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:54:12 -0400
> From: John Hawkinson <jhawk at MIT.EDU>
> Message-ID: <20060428025412.GN677 at multics.mit.edu>
> | I can't say I see quite why it is such a bad thing to make exceptions
> | in the uniform policy where they are clearly understandable and
> | preferred by most people... I'm skeptical of claims of
> | non-scalability.
> The scalability that matters isn't what the zoneinfo files can handle,
> but what this mailing list can handle.
> Having a simple rule that always gets followed allows us to ignore
> endless arguments about what is, or is not, "preferred by most
> people", and how anyone could ever really tell (when that argument is
> made, 99% of the time, it means "I prefer".)
> Of course, we still periodically get this discussion - but at least
> there's just one of this one, and not the many "this name is better than that name"
> for any arbitrary name.
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