Antoine.Leca at renault.fr
Thu Sep 14 17:38:46 UTC 2000
Jake Knoppers wrote
> At present the "understood" rule is that "time zone entities" are referenced
> as member of only one "aggregate" entity from a time zone perspective. One
> has to keeping mind the cascade and management aspects associated with
> "classifying"a time zone entity such as Cyprus with more that one aggregate
> entities. Irrespective of what Cyprus or "tz" participants think Cyprus is
> part of, the larger issue is whether a "tz time zone entity" can be a member
> of more than one aggregate (e.g.Europe, Asia,etc.).
This issue is already decided, it seems. From current distribution:
# @(#)asia 7.56
# See the `europe' file for Russia and Turkey in Asia.
# @(#)europe 7.73
Link Europe/Istanbul Asia/Istanbul # Istanbul is in both continents.
Then, I do not see where is the issue to add a new line for Cyprus, for example
like the attached patch (I have no strict feelings on the comment ;-)).
And yes, I have perfectly in mind a number of issues, and even hard problems,
that are created with the mere existence of links in the tz database. But the
addition of a new line to an already long list is not increasing significantly
the problem here.
P.S. Apologizes to Jake to which I sent earlier privately this message
which is obviously destined to the whole list.
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*** europe Thu Aug 10 06:31:08 2000
--- europe.txt Thu Sep 14 14:29:48 2000
*** 45,50 ****
--- 45,52 ----
# 2:00 EET EEST Eastern Europe
# 3:00 MSK MSD Moscow
+ # See the `asia' file for Cyprus.
# A reliable and entertaining source about time zones, especially in Britain,
# Derek Howse, Greenwich time and longitude, Philip Wilson Publishers (1997).
*** asia Thu Aug 10 06:31:36 2000
--- asia.txt Thu Sep 14 14:29:10 2000
*** 302,307 ****
--- 302,309 ----
2:00 EUAsia EE%sT
# IATA SSIM (1998-09) has Cyprus using EU rules for the first time.
+ Link Asia/Nicosia Europe/Nicosia # Cyprus would like to be a European coutry.
# From Paul Eggert <eggert at twinsun.com> (1994-11-19):
# Today's _Economist_ (p 60) reports that Georgia moved its clocks forward
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