[tz] [PATCH 2/4] Move obsolescent Americas entries to 'backward'.

Derick Rethans derick at derickrethans.nl
Tue Aug 27 08:18:43 UTC 2013

Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>This continues in the series of moving entries to 'backward' if
>they exist only because of obsolete tz rules about country codes.
>In this case, Zone entries are changed to Links; this doesn't
>affect any post-1970 time stamps, and the pre-1970 time stamps
>are out of scope and are often of dubious reliability.
This (and the next patch) however also removes quite a bit of data and most definitely changes tinestamps for pre 1970. Again, in my opinion without any benefits. I've said before that I have always admired the stability of this database and I see thus as very important because it allows data comsumers to trust this data.

Are you leaving this longstanding policy of data stability behind now? 

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