[tz] Unacceptable recent changes [wasRe: [PATCH 2/4] Move obsolescent Americas entries to 'backward'.]

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+TZ_IANA at Earthlink.net
Wed Aug 28 17:03:13 UTC 2013

At 2013-08-28 09:46, Paul Eggert wrote:
>On 08/28/13 09:20, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> > Many users will have stored data in databases or other
> > long term storage that refers to these time-zones being made obsolete.
>The zones are not being made obsolete.  TZ=America/Atikokan
>will still work, and will give the same results as before
>for post-1970 timestamps, which are the only timestamps in scope for this 
I just want to point out that this last clause is the very heart of the issue.

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+TZ_IANA at Earthlink.net>

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