[tz] Missing entry for Heard Island and MacDonald Islands

Mark Davis ☕ mark at macchiato.com
Fri May 11 23:12:44 UTC 2012

That rule, while understandable, does cause hiccups; it would be easier for
implementations if each country code mapped to at least one zone.

Mark <https://plus.google.com/114199149796022210033>
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On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM, Garrett Wollman <wollman at csail.mit.edu>wrote:

> <<On Fri, 11 May 2012 15:05:59 -0700, Paul Goyette <pgoyette at juniper.net>
> said:
> > Wouldn't we normally _not_ create a new zone until it diverges from
> > its current zone?  Which makes the historical "has it always been
> > GMT-5" important.  If that answer is yes, then there's no need (yet)
> > for a new zone, but if there is an historical divergence then a new
> > zone is warranted.
> The historical practice of the maintainers up to this point has been
> that locations that are uninhabited do not get a zone.  The Antarctic
> bases are considered to be inhabited, by this definition, even if
> there is no full-time civilian population, but there does not appear
> to be any sort of permanent human presence on Heard and the McDonald
> Islands.  The Wikipedia article at least claims that they are
> "currently uninhabited".
> heardisland.aq says:
>        Since the first landing on Heard Island in 1855, there have
>        been only approximately 240 shore-based visits to the island,
>        and only two landings on McDonald Island (in 1971 and 1980).
> That would suggest that they should not be assigned a zone.  If the
> Australian government were to establish a permanent manned station on
> the islands, then adding a new zone might be justified.
> -GAWollman
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