[tz] RES: RES: Timezone for Brazil

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Wed Oct 11 19:27:33 UTC 2023

Fabrício Rennó wrote:

> Thank you Harris.
> I think I made my idea clear about the need of a lighter approach.

> Thank you Paul.
> I hope the future reviews on this can create simplified structures
> for us all.

To be clear, any “lighter approach” or “simplified structures” will most likely take the form of an additional file, as Paul described below. It will almost certainly not involve removing any timezones (or “tzdb regions”) from the database.

Doug Ewell, CC, ALB | Lakewood, CO, US | ewellic.org

> On my long list of things to do is coming up with a table that would
> let users do that more easily. It would be like tzdb's current
> zone1970.tab, which partitions the world into zones where clocks have
> agreed since 1970; however, it would partition the world into a
> smaller set of larger zones whose clocks agree now and are predicted
> to agree in the future.
> This would be something along thne lines as you suggested, as people
> in Brazil would have just four zones to chose from in this new table.

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