[tz] [PATCH 0/1] Add Asia/Beijing

Paul_Koning at Dell.com Paul_Koning at Dell.com
Wed Aug 15 16:32:48 UTC 2012

On Aug 15, 2012, at 12:23 PM, John Hawkinson wrote:

> Paul_Koning at Dell.com <Paul_Koning at Dell.com> wrote on Wed, 15 Aug 2012
> at 16:12:44 +0000 in <C75A84166056C94F84D238A44AF9F6AD190662 at AUSX10MPC102.AMER.DELL.COM>:
>> The tzdata database is used in embedded systems, not just
>> workstations/servers with lots of memory and disk space.  For that
>> usage, it needs to be complete.  But having lots of extra references
>> to a given set of zone rules, to satisfy user interface polishing
>> requirements, is a problem for memory-limited systems.
> This just doesn't ring true to me. If the amount of space take up
> by 100 more aliases (much less 37, or 9) is significant, then something
> is very very wrong.

That's your opinion, and you're welcome to it.

The issue is that it isn't just capitals.  You mentioned those and some other people mentioned them, but others have discussed this as a generic wish to be able to point to some spot on a map, or mention the town they are in, and have the right timezone pop up.

That's a perfectly valid wish but it's a UI matter, and it belongs in systems that have the space for such databases.


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