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

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Sat May 19 13:06:31 UTC 2012

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Robert Elz <kre at munnari.oz.au> wrote:
>    Date:        Sat, 19 May 2012 12:13:43 +0200
>    From:        Tobias Conradi <tobias.conradi at gmail.com>
>    Message-ID:  <CAAGevbWdJf_Gr7cbZdYzhkrDbTQn7cZTdWkrKgOfZ-tz5=x=Mg at mail.gmail.com>
>  | If no zone for HM is created the bug remains.
> Have you considered the possibility that the "bug" is in ISO3166,
No. Since Theory imports the ISO 3166-1 definition to define a country
in the IANA time zone database.

> which has issued a country code for an object that meets no rational
> criteria for being a country?
That is your personal point of view.

> If they'd just delete HM (and BV), then there would be no argument at all
> for us to do anything, right?
If the territories currently covered by HM and BV is covered by any
zone this would be correct. I don't see this to be true.

> Please turn your attention to the people who set the contents of ISO3166,
> inform them of the problem they've caused by defining a country code (or two),
> and so, apparently, demanding that timezone data be created for an object(s)
> with no clocks,
The objects have "clocks" if "clocks" means officially defined time
and objects means the territories of HM and BV.

> and so no time (or zones) and demand that they fix t.
> Report back here when you've finished that.
I do want I want to do. If you have slave like behavior and let other
people command you, this is fine.

Tobias Conradi
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