[tz] Undoing the effect of the new alike-since-1970 patch

Almaz Mingaleev mingaleev at google.com
Mon Sep 20 12:34:55 UTC 2021

Thanks for the patch, Paul.
I've applied it, but it is not what zone.tab was in 2021a - lots of
countries are mapped to America/Port_of_Spain in your patch.
Also HR is mapped to Europe/Belgrade. Please see full 2021a
and 2021b diff attached.

Is it safe to revert zone.tab to what it was in 2021a

On Mon, 20 Sept 2021 at 08:31, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> On 9/14/21 2:59 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> > Since zone.tab is present only for compatibility reasons, it makes sense
> > to revert the changes to it. Proposed patch attached.
> Almaz, have you had a chance to look at that patch? It's archived here:
> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2021-September/030388.html
> I ask because it looks like we'll need a new tzdb release soon, due to
> Samoa's recent decision to discontinue DST:
> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2021-September/030398.html
> and I'm hoping that the patch would ameliorate at least some of the
> potential compatibility issues mentioned in the alike-since-1970 area.
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