[tz] [PATCH] tzdata: Asia/Ha_Noi: Add new timezone

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Fri Oct 3 20:20:23 UTC 2014

On 03/10/14 20:41, Guy Harris wrote:
>>> This underscores the unreliability of our old source Shanks. We already
>>> >> knew Shanks was wrong for large swaths of the world in the 20th
>>> >> century.  Even so, it's surprisingly bad for a U.S. source like Shanks
>>> >> to get South Vietnam wrong in 1973. Wasn't Shanks reading the newspapers?
>> > 
>> > What it does demonstrate is that now we are getting more people
>> > involved, the better documented provenance is starting to be uncovered?
> ...and that, as Paul has repeatedly said, much of the current historical data in the tz database is bogus.

I'd not disagree with that ... but hiding proven valid data away in
backzone is not the way to improve the quality. There is as much
uncorroborated data still in main database as has been ring fenced in
backzone as suspect. If we spend time researching material only for it
to be a lottery if it is included or not what is the point of bothering?

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