[tz] Some thoughts about the way forward

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Sep 23 23:58:04 UTC 2021

On 9/23/21 14:39, Tom Lane via tz wrote:
>   There would be a loss
> of data stability for users in the zones that were moved to backzone
> previously.  I'm not terribly thrilled about that, but it seems like
> the least amount of damage to the least amount of people

No, quite the reverse is true. More timezones (and more people) would be 
affected by adopting backzone, than by what's in the development version 
now. For example, the population of Chongqing is about double that of 
Norway and Sweden combined.  And backzone's Asia/Chongqing stands for a 
lot more than just the municipality of Chongqing.

If you want to maximize data stability under the constraint of being 
fair, then the current development repository beats all other proposals 
I've seen so far.

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