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

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Wed Aug 15 16:42:35 UTC 2012

Paul_Koning at Dell.com said:
>>> 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.

I work on embedded systems. We are always on the edge and every single byte
saved is worth it. 9 names of 12 bytes each is over 100 bytes, which is far
too much memory to just throw away without good reason.

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