[tz] Theory - proposal to delete the reference to population

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Sat May 12 11:08:30 UTC 2012

On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> On 05/11/2012 10:44 PM, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>> Do you think the need reported for a zone for HM during the last hours
>> is not real?
> Yes, that's correct.
Thanks for the confirmation.

> We haven't seen any need from permanent residents of Heard Island
> and McDonald Islands, or any real data about such residents.
And needs that don't come from permanent residents are not real?

If two ships enter territorial waters of HM would the
Olson-Eggert-IANA time zone database give them advice for how to set
their clocks?

tzcode2012b/Theory says:
----- Scope of the tz database -----
The tz database attempts to record the history and predicted future of
all computer-based clocks that track civil time.

Not recording the offsets for HM ridicules the first sentence of the
Scope section.

Tobias Conradi
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