[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb

Tom Lane tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us
Thu Sep 23 14:37:16 UTC 2021

"Clive D.W. Feather via tz" <tz at iana.org> writes:
> But TZDB already favours London over Bristol, Paris over Lyons, Amsterdam
> over Den Haag, Berlin over Frankfurt, Los Angeles over Seattle, and so on.
> Without using the word "country", please explain the difference.

Why exactly should the answer to that not involve the word "country"?
Timekeeping laws are generally set at the country level.  Ignoring
that fact isn't going to help you arrive at sane conclusions about
how to manage tzdb.

			regards, tom lane

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