[tz] Dropping coordinates from zone1970.tab?

Aurelien Jarno aurelien at aurel32.net
Wed Sep 29 20:22:38 UTC 2021


With the recent changes, geographically distant locations share the same
timezone and the same coordinates in the zone1970.tab file. For instance
Antarctica/Syowa is a link to Asia/Riyadh and appear with the same
coordinates in the zone1970.tab file, while they are more than 10000 km

The zone1970.tab says: "This table is intended as an aid for users, to
help them select timezones appropriate for their practical needs". I
have the impression that the coordinates in that table do not anymore
aid users to select appropriate timezones, so I wonder if they should
just get dropped.


Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
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