[tz] [PROPOSED] Support zi parsers that mishandle negative DST offsets
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Feb 15 08:47:21 UTC 2018
Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> These are groups/teams for whom packaging/repackaging is their normal
> role. Its not comparable.
Sure it's comparable. We're not talking about crack teams of dozens of software
maintainers. We're talking only about a simple script that I wrote in a few
minutes, a script that can be run automatically. This sort of thing is routine
in software, and it's not reasonable to dismiss it merely on the grounds that it
> every user of these libraries has gone to IANA for the
> files for over 15 years
No, as IANA didn't start hosting the data until 2011. Users of these libraries
evidently didn't have much trouble switching to iana.org, and they won't have
much trouble switching to joda.org either.
> why not change zic or the tooling to alter
> the flag in the case of Ireland?
Because we're trying to model Irish time as best we can, and this includes
modeling Irish Standard Time as standard time.
> We have had an agreement for many years
No, we never had any agreement to freeze the format. The zic input format has
evolved in the past, and it will undoubtedly continue to evolve in the future.
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