[tz] Pre-1970 data
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Mon Nov 8 08:38:11 UTC 2021
Brian Park via tz said:
> Can you explain why? Because it will cause arguments about disputed
> places? I think only a small minority of places around the world are
But they're the ones that create all the noise.
> By separating these ISO-country timezones into a
> 'countryzone' file, perhaps we can confine the debate into a smaller
> section of the TZDB. We could create duplicate entries (i.e.
> Country1/City, Country2/City), or create a pseudo-country called
> "Disputed" (i.e. Disputed/City). The point is, we can create policies
> that govern these disputed regions.
How do you handle the meta-issue that it's disputed whether some of these
issues are even disputed? The government in Beijing will tell you that
there is no dispute about Taiwan: it's part of China. Other people will
tell you that there is a dispute. Similarly for Crimea. And I'm sure many
others. I can already imagine all the complaints that something "obvious"
is being falsely labelled as disputed. Equally, someone can raise a dispute
about almost anything: which disputes are you going to tag as disputed?
> Could we move 'countryzone' into a separate project?
Of course you could.
As a simple starting point, you could try creating the list you want
*ignoring the pre-1970 data issue* and see how it maps to TZDB.
> Virtual no one in the world thinks of "America" as referring to all of
> "North America" and "South America".
Have you asked them all?
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