[tz] Missing entry for Heard Island and MacDonald Islands
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat May 12 00:13:48 UTC 2012
On 05/11/2012 03:36 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> The historical practice of the maintainers up to this point has been
> that locations that are uninhabited do not get a zone.
Yes, the idea is that the tz database attempts to record
common real-world practice at a location. Local time is
undefined if there are no locals. It's like trying to
define the temperature of a true vacuum.
A goal of the tz database design is to lessen the need
for arguments. Omitting uninhabited locations is one
small way to further that goal.
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