[tz] [PROPOSED] Merge timezones that are alike since 1970
derick at derickrethans.nl
Thu Jun 3 16:23:49 UTC 2021
On Wed, 2 Jun 2021, Steffen Nurpmeso via tz wrote:
> Steffen Nurpmeso wrote in
> <20210528222347.U4cDq%steffen at sdaoden.eu>:
> |Stephen Colebourne wrote in
> | <CACzrW9BnYgeYEcnfzDyVB6J4r2i_dZfnCE5jBDC-f6pdbAB+Uw at mail.gmail.com>:
> ||This change would make sense if no pre-1970 data was available for any
> ||zone (including LMT). But instead what users get is the data of
> ||somewhere else.
> ||For example, Norway's and Sweden's time zone history is being wiped
> ||out in favour of that of Germany. Can no-one here see the political
> ||sensitivity in that?
> I find it astonishing that this comes up over and over again.
> Like i said in 2019, Paul Eggert once said something about numeric
> IDs. I like the idea of giving an anonymous ID to unique timezone
> "paths", and instead using links which point to the paths. You
> know, what now is Europe/Berlin would be whatever airplane
> registration, and Europe/Berlin /Stockholm /xy would simply point
> to that, for example Europe/001.
> Whereas i do not think this would stop problems (if new paths
> would have to be introduced which can only be linked to one
> location that someone does not want to be linked), it would not be
> that apparent.
FWIW, the issue here isn't about the naming of zones. It is about
removing historical data of one country, and replacing it by the
historical data from a different country.
> And do not get me started on the ship-hating Britons either.
I don't hate ships.
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