[tz] Issues with pre-1970 information in TZDB

Murray S. Kucherawy superuser at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 19:16:19 UTC 2021

On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 3:52 AM Stephen Colebourne via tz <tz at iana.org>

> Can we keep responses limited on this thread? Perhaps only respond if
> you think I've mischaracterized the issues at stake here? Or missed
> something obvious?

My understanding is that these data are being moved from the regional files
to the backzone file.  It's been pointed out before that a compile-time
option can be set to include those entries in the production output of the

If that's wrong or incomplete, please do correct me.  In either case, can
you please explain why that compile-time option is not an acceptable
solution for those who object to the change?

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