[tz] [PATCH] New file 'pre1970' for zones that differ only in pre-1970 time stamps.

Marc Lehmann schmorp at schmorp.de
Fri Aug 30 10:52:55 UTC 2013

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:29:16AM +0100, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne at joda.org> wrote:
> I oppose this direction for the tzdb on principle.
> TL;DR: The tzdb isn't broken. Don't fix it.

I agree, this new direction of removing data without need is too drastic.
> I also doubt that you have or will get consensus to push through such a
> change.

Indeed, I have yet to see somebody on this list backing these changes, so
this doesn't even seem to be controversial.

> to add a +1 to this email.


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:51:35AM +0200, gunther vermeir <gunther.vermeir at oracle.com> wrote:
> I might have missed a really good reason why this all has been done ,

I think it hasn't been given. The only explanation so far was that the
Theory file requires it, which has been shown not to be so.

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