proposed time zone package changes (Russia, Curacao)

Paul Eggert eggert at
Thu Jun 16 19:30:23 UTC 2011

On 06/16/11 12:24, Jaakko Hyvätti wrote:
> I would think islands are like cities in this respect, they stay while countries
> come and like now.  I guess that's why looks likes all the Antilles zones
> have been named with islands.

Yes, that's correct.  The idea was to use a small, compact location,
not necessarily a city (though cities are the most common).  In practice,
small islands are just as unlikely to split into multiple time zones
as cities are.

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