[tz] [PATCH 1/3] * backward: Move some links back to primary files.

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Tue Sep 3 09:44:02 UTC 2013

On 3 September 2013 08:33, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> This should allay concerns that the links would go away any time soon.
> Suggested by Stephen Colebourne in
> <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2013-September/019801.html>.
> Change "`" to "'"; these days, "`" and "'" are not symmetric.
> * antarctica (Antarctica/McMurdo):
> * europe (Europe/Jersey, Europe/Guernsey, Europe/Isle_of_Man)
> (Europe/Mariehamn, Europe/Busingen, Europe/Vatican, Europe/San_Marino)
> (Arctic/Longyearbyen, Europe/Ljubljana, Europe/Podgorica)
> (Europe/Sarajevo, Europe/Skopje, Europe/Zagreb, Europe/Bratislava):
> * northamerica (America/St_Barthelemy, America/Marigot):
> * southamerica (America/Lower_Princes, America/Kralendijk):
> Move here from 'backward'.  This reverts a 2013-08-09 change.

Thank you.

I note that America/Shiprock and Antarctica/South_Pole were not
reverted. In my view, stability indicates that they should be

For example, as per
http://norbertlindenberg.com/ecmascript/intl.html#sec-6.4.2, the
normalized ID seen in ECMAscript for the south pole will change from
South_Pole to Auckland. While this is not incorrect from a local time
perspective, it doesn't seem right from a human perspective. I note
that this Link is also cross-ISO boundary, which should also be a
warning sign. At a minimum I would ask that the "backward" Link be
from South_Pole to McMurdo.

I don't know enough about Shiprock to comment.


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