[tz] Missing entry for Heard Island and MacDonald Islands

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Fri May 11 15:17:44 UTC 2012

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk> wrote:
> The tz database doesn't provide a mapping from country codes to timezones,
zone.tab maps tz zones to countries.

tzcode2012b/Theory says:
"Use ISO 3166 (see the file iso3166.tab) to help decide whether
something is a country."

tzdata2012c\iso3166.tab says
HM	Heard Island & McDonald Islands

tzcode2012b/Theory also says:
"However, uninhabited ISO 3166 regions like Bouvet Island
do not need locations, since local time is not defined there."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heard_Island_and_McDonald_Islands says
Population	0 (as of 1 January 2011)

I don't know whether tzcode2012b/Theory is correct in claiming that
local time is not defined in uninhabited "ISO 3166 regions".

Tobias Conradi
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