Changing Edmonton to Calgary was: Re: Renaming Saigon to TP Ho Chi Minh
Brian.Inglis at SystematicSW.ab.ca
Fri Mar 21 10:51:31 UTC 2008
On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 05:30:17 +0000 (UTC), Progfou <jean-christophe.andre at auf.org> wrote:
>Robert Elz <kre <at> munnari.OZ.AU> writes:
>> The big advantage to the "largest population centre" is that it applies
>> easily, and without much in the way of arguments, in all zones.
>Thanks for these examples.
>> What might be possible would be to support "political" links, as well as
>> backwards compatability links, and perhaps have a rule that if there is
>> no zone named for the capital of a country, a political link for it be
>> created (linked to whatever is the "correct" timezone according to our rules).
>I strongly second this!!
>If it's doable without too much hassle, please do!!
I personally don't have a problem with using political capitals for zones,
as zones are altered by political decisions.
However by your rules, the Canadian basis for the Mountain Time zone in Alberta
should be changed from Edmonton to Calgary, as Calgary has had a larger population
for the municipality, urban, and metropolitan census areas than Edmonton for years,
and the difference is still climbing.
Edmonton should be retained as a backward compatibility link.
The following pages contain both 2001 and 2006 census stats:
Coordinate 51°2'42"N, 114°3'26"W
Decimal 51.045°, -114.057222°
Diffs against 2008a are:
--- tz2008a/backward 2007-12-31 08:23:08 -0700
+++ backward 2008-03-21 03:57:02 -0700
@@ -52,3 +52,4 @@ Link America/Regina Canada/East-Saskatc
Link America/Toronto Canada/Eastern
-Link America/Edmonton Canada/Mountain
+Link America/Calgary America/Edmonton
+Link America/Calgary Canada/Mountain
Link America/St_Johns Canada/Newfoundland
--- tz2008a/northamerica 2007-12-03 07:50:40 -0700
+++ northamerica 2008-03-21 04:30:32 -0700
@@ -1572,3 +1572,3 @@ Rule Edm 1972 2006 - Oct lastSun 2:00 0
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
-Zone America/Edmonton -7:33:52 - LMT 1906 Sep
+Zone America/Calgary -7:36:14 - LMT 1906 Sep
-7:00 Edm M%sT 1987
--- tz2008a/zone.tab 2007-12-31 08:23:08 -0700
+++ zone.tab 2008-03-21 04:00:14 -0700
@@ -122,3 +122,3 @@ CA +5024-10439 America/Regina Central St
CA +5017-10750 America/Swift_Current Central Standard Time - Saskatchewan - midwest
-CA +5333-11328 America/Edmonton Mountain Time - Alberta, east British Columbia &
+CA +5103-11403 America/Calgary Mountain Time - Alberta, east British Columbia & west
CA +690650-1050310 America/Cambridge_Bay Mountain Time - west Nunavut
Thanks. Take care, Brian Inglis Calgary, Alberta, Canada
More information about the tz