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

Alois Treindl alois at astro.ch
Wed Aug 28 19:34:18 UTC 2013

That is not a good reason to destroy what has been correct and working 
for pre-1970 data.

And there is no need to put smilies onto the mention of astrologers.

They, like Thomas Shanks, Rique Pottenger and Neil Michelsen,    have 
been the most important compilers of timezone history information, and 
should be honored within the TZ project, not 'smilied' at.

On 28.08.13 19:40, Paul Eggert wrote:

> 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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