[tz] Large scale changes proposed in 2014f

Marc Lehmann schmorp at schmorp.de
Mon Jul 28 22:58:05 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 08:25:55AM +0100, "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive at davros.org> wrote:
> I don't agree. If we know or have good reason to believe that the data is
> completely bogus, then there's no point in retaining it.

Clive, you seem to be not following the discussions. You can argue that
_you think_ it is pointless, but you cannot just ignore the perfectly good
points others have made, foremost that of the value of stability itself,
quality being equal.

These points have been made, so claiming there's no point is simply
incorrect: the points may be weak, or wrong, or you might disagree with
them, but they do exist. At the very least, you should acknowledge
that. If you can prove the stability argument to be wrong or can show that
it isn't a real concern, I would be happy to hear about it.

Until then, you have to accept that there is a point on retaining the data,
even if it might be unconvincing or even wrong - but we have yet to see that.

> different data for two zones produces a subconcious belief that both are
> higher quality than if we just have the same.

That may well be, but this is far from proven. In addition, I am not sure
what the value of subconscious and wrong beliefs of some unspecified
people about tzdata is worth.

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