[tz] Issues with pre-1970 information in TZDB

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Sep 23 17:43:52 UTC 2021

On 9/23/21 10:31 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> For most users the answer is simple: the pre-1970 data should not be
>> relied upon for anything other than an estimate. That data are intended
>> only for exact locations named, and most people in the world do not live
>> in those exact locations.
> That's fine, but if that is the policy, then the data should in fact be
> valid (to the best of our ability) for the named location.

Oh, sorry, I should have been clear that I was talking about Zones and 
not Links. Links don't follow that rule, and never have.

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