[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Sep 21 19:44:22 UTC 2021
On 9/21/21 12:33 PM, Stephen Colebourne via tz wrote:
> The current unreleased state of tzdb is
> that it favours some countries over others, such as Germany over
It also "favors" some states over others, such as Arizona (which has the
America/Phoenix Zone) over Utah (which has no Zone). It's the same
argument, and it's an equally invalid argument as far as timekeeping goes.
That sort of argument would be valid only if one accepted as an axiom
that countries (or states) are an inherent part of timekeeping. But we
don't need to take that as an axiom, and tzdb has done well to avoid
nation-state political entanglements as much as possible.
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