[tz] Issues with pre-1970 information in TZDB

Eliot Lear lear at lear.ch
Thu Sep 23 16:37:41 UTC 2021

On 23.09.21 18:35, Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Elz via tz <tz at iana.org> writes:
>> If you want to claim some data is incorrect, provide evidence to support
>> that, otherwise you're simply maligning whoever supplied the data in the
>> first place (nb: not necessarily the person who edited it into tzdb, but
>> the source of their information.)
> Yeah, that is a fair point.  It looks like a lot of the stuff that
> initially got put into backzone was put there because the only source
> for it was Shanks, and we've found enough errors in Shanks to have
> healthy distrust for it.  Still, in the absence of other evidence,
> that remains the best available data.

Yes.  The "maligning" has occurred in the comments in the database 
already, by the very person who inserted the data.  I don't feel the 
need to go farther.


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