[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Fri Sep 2 12:29:22 UTC 2016

"Goudge, Stephen" <stephen.goudge at petards.com> wrote:
 |> From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of
 |> Random832
 |> Sent: 01 September 2016 17:52
 |> To: tz at iana.org
 |> Subject: Re: [tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball
 |> On Tue, Aug 30, 2016, at 20:21, Paul Eggert wrote:
 |>> Alexander Belopolsky wrote:
 |>>> If the size of data distribution is a concern, it looks like one
 |>> can  > achieve a much better compression by simply discarding comments
 |>> But the comments are the best part! :-)
 |> It might make sense, long-term, to transition the most of the comments \
 |> to a
 |> conventional documentation format (HTML, maybe) and host it on a website.
 |Please don't consider "transitioning" the comments to anywhere, that \
 |of the TZ project but I find the historical data useful - at the very \
 |least, interesting - including how the perceived reliability of sources \
 |for that data change over time. It is rare to find a publically available \
 |real-life data set that illustrates such things - especially one where \
 |pretty much anyone can understand what the data represents - and that \
 |makes TZ useful as a discussion tool. A very off-topic use-case I admit, \

I absolutely concur.
It would be nice if these words lead to a draw. \(^_^)/
I for one repeat that i think these are very precious, i was
thrilled once i detected them first, that much is for sure.
In times where old traditions are lost, and the majority of the
western world wouldn't know how to survive if all supermarkets
would stay closed, but have huge barbecues if not, i think small
and silent, beloved beauties are more worth than ever.
Just think of that gigantic «United States of America» episode in
«11'09"01 September 11» – just the very same.

Rest very off-topic indeed.
Yet, the person who brought up the idea is both, mathematician and
Python programmer, and these two attributes can't replace the
latter two of Power. Beauty. Soul.  I am personally also in doubt
of the first.  Because, if you don't split up character set names
like "insert whitespace for ![[:alnum:][:space:]]", insert
whitespace in between [:alpha:] and [:digit:], squeeze multiple
[:space:] to a single one, you end up with much more entries than
you will have if you would have splitted in between [:alpha:] and
[:digit:].  If i would have been born where the elks live i would
possibly even say that only morons don't split in between
[:alpha:] and [:digit:], it simply cannot be understood why you
wouldn't if you look at it that way.  I admit it is not as bad as
i say if you look at it in an interpreted high-level language.


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