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

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Aug 28 19:18:50 UTC 2013

On 08/28/13 11:07, Paul_Koning at Dell.com wrote:
> Navajo Nation is (in part anyway) contained within Arizona, but it keeps time
> different from the rest of Arizona.  Hopi nation follows Arizona rules

America/Phoenix does not mean "Arizona", just as
America/Toronto does not mean "Ontario" and
America/Denver does not mean "Colorado".
These names stand for regions of clocks
that have agreed since 1970, for which Phoenix, Toronto,
and Denver are the main locations.  The names do not stand
for their containing politial regions; this has always
been true and I'm not proposing to change this.

For time stamps after 1970, the Navajo reservation follows
the same rules as America/Denver, just as the Hopi
reservation follows the same rules as America/Phoenix.  It
is inconsistent to give the Navajo reservation its own zone
while not extending the same privileges to the Hopi.  And a
similar argument applies to the Osage, Yakama, Flathead,
Wind River, and Rosebud reservations.  There are hundreds

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