[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Sep 24 15:05:45 UTC 2021

Tom Lane said:
>> Right. So why is "NO -> Europe/Berlin" a problem when "DE -> Europe/Berlin"
>> isn't? I don't follow this argument.
> In a vacuum, that'd perhaps be fine (although bad memories of WWII
> might be a reason to say it isn't).  But I think the real reason
> for concern is that the proposed change causes a default build of
> tzdb to contain strictly worse (less accurate) data for NO than
> what was there before.

I see that point, though it depends on how you view pre-1970 data. After
all, the data is already wrong for much of the area covered by
Europe/Berlin and possibly (I wouldn't be surprised either way) much of
the area covered by Europe/Oslo.

But it's a completely different argument to the "but they're different
countries" one that's been going around this list. That's the one that I
don't understand.

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