[tz] Canada/East-Saskatchewan

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Oct 25 18:49:06 UTC 2017

On 10/25/2017 11:32 AM, Matt Johnson (AZURE) wrote:
> So, how is it that we're ok with deleting Canada/East-Saskatchewan, but somehow we have to leave US/Pacific-New?  We could delete a whole file from the repo...
> What ARE the rules for when a name is ok to be deleted entirely?  AFAIK, this is the first time in a long while that we didn't just move it to the backward file.

We deleted Canada/East-Saskatchewan because of the thread starting here:


The basic idea was that overall the (trivial) cost of keeping 
Canada/East-Saskatchewan around exceeded the (even more trivial) benefit.

I'm open to the idea that a similar argument applies to the 'pacificnew' 
file. If it would simplify maintenance overall to move its contents into 
the 'backward' file and remove the 'pacificnew' file, then we should do 

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