[tz] attic data for the tz database
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Aug 29 17:59:23 UTC 2013
On 08/29/2013 10:16 AM, Zefram wrote:
> some applications would also benefit from being able to specify an upper
Good point, thanks
> We therefore need to store these population figures, for this use as
> preference values.
Yes, I'd thought about that. Maintaining the population figures would
be a bit of a pain (and another source of arguments!), but we could
cut down on that by merely maintaining a list roughly sorted in order
of increasing population. The list wouldn't need to be complete,
only enough to resolve ambiguities.
I had considered only winnowing at build/install time; winnowing at
tzselect time is also a good idea. Thanks!
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