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

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Aug 28 17:40:46 UTC 2013

On 08/28/13 09:55, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> the database de facto defines what time was around the world
> pre-1970

It absolutely does not do that.  For the vast majority of pre-1970
history, the tz database's time stamps are simply incorrect.
Any attempt to pass the tz database off as the definition of time
before 1970 should be unacceptable to anybody who cares about
the facts.  (And that includes astrologers. :-)

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