[tz] Dealing with Pre-1970 Data

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Sat Aug 31 09:42:33 UTC 2013

On 31 August 2013 01:36, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> Guy Harris wrote:
>> If we're obliged to leave them in the tzdb for backwards compatibility purposes, we should:
>>       accompany them with a disclaimer that they're not actually meaningful
> That sounds reasonable.  Here's a draft of a disclaimer,
> along with a pointer to a discussion of how little
> we know even about solar time if we go back far enough,
> and if it weren't for those amazing Babylonian astronomers
> we'd know even less.  I've pushed this into the
> experimental repository.

+1. The change on LMT looks fine to me. Given its new status, I'm
happy for LMT to not correspond to the city in the zone ID where a
Link occurs.


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