[tz] 1981/2 Singapore+Malaysia switch from GMT+0730 to GMT+0800

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Thu Dec 1 21:59:57 UTC 2022

On Thu, 1 Dec 2022 at 21:14, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
> I suspect the real conflict here is that Stephen considers 'backzone' to be within "TZDB's normal scope" and Paul does not, and their respective opinions on this are set in concrete.

The separate data for Asia/Singapore and Asia/Kuala_Lumpur was
introduced in commit 61315cad in 1993. It was in "TZDB's normal scope"
for nearly 30 years until this year (2022). The issue here is that
Paul unilaterally decided to alter "TZDB's normal scope" despite many

Removing data that has been relied on for 30 years does tend to create tension.


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