[tz] [PATCH 0/1] Add Asia/Beijing
Alan_Mintz+TZ_IANA at Earthlink.net
Wed Aug 15 17:31:48 UTC 2012
At 2012-08-15 09:32, Paul_Koning at Dell.com wrote:
>That's a perfectly valid wish but it's a UI matter, and it belongs in
>systems that have the space for such databases.
We could draw an arbitrary line to keep the number small. For example,
there are (I think) about 540 existing IDs in the database, including all
the links. If you draw that line at population 500,000, there are a little
over 1000 cities that qualify, probably meaning (rough guess) the addition
of 700-800 links - less than 80KB. I can't imagine that's an issue for any
current embedded system, is it?
Here's a sampling of the (mostly-not-well-known) cities on the 500K "bubble":
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
MACAO, China : Macao SAR
Bokaro Steel City, India
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
There might be cause to add some others below that line, like
capital/commercial capital status, top "n" within a country (depending on
area maybe), etc. It could also be completely or partially optional (e.g.
500k+, 100-500k, 50-100k pop files), allowing the specific implementation
to choose to include as much or as little as they have room for. Include
specific support for a "local" file that can override the stock database,
and the implementation and user can do whatever they want.
Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+TZ_IANA at Earthlink.net>
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