[tz] Using the tzdb: What's actually changed

Eliot Lear lear at lear.ch
Tue Sep 28 17:00:14 UTC 2021

On 28.09.21 18:39, Anthony Hernandez via tz wrote:

> Sorry but how is that a problem for tzdb? It's pretty well established 
> that the primary focus of the database has to do with maintaining the 
> integrity of data post-1970.
> If any downstream application or language is impacted by an action 
> taken in the spirit of that, it's not tzdb's problem.
> When the requirement arises for pre-1970s timezone data, the backzone 
> files do exist and there have been multiple strategies discussed at 
> this point on how to use the ones that might be needed.

Can we agree that this is a good discussion to have, because it may be 
worth this group deciding what should be the TZDB's problem.  I 
personally appreciate Derick's concern for those who are using PHP (and 
his desire not to be inundated with email ;-).

But it may take us some time to sort.


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