[tz] Merged 1970+ time zones should always return -1 pre-1970

Eliot Lear lear at lear.ch
Wed Sep 29 10:12:48 UTC 2021

On 29.09.21 12:05, Derick Rethans via tz wrote:
> I understand that for some use cases, people might want the smallest
> possible binary size. Make a switch for*that*  use case instead, with
> the default being what we already had pre 2021b, or potentially even
> undoing some of the other destructive changes that have been brought in
> since you took over as TZ Coordinator.

SOME use cases?  MOST use cases.  The TZDB has always been meant to be 
small to fit on the smallest devices, which by the way, used to be 
rather large devices like Sun 3/50s.  Now those small devices might be 
watches, lawn mowers, and other devices that FAR and away exceed the PHP 
user base.


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