[tz] Value of data ...

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Tue Sep 3 10:04:08 UTC 2013

On 3 September 2013 09:17, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:
> All right you can reduce 440 zones down to 300 or so, but all of the
> original 440 names still need to be available, and in these days does saving
> a few bytes really matter? 'Simplification' of access is more to do with
> showing the appropriate subset of options by the application and historical
> ones may actually be the correct answer. So the data should be as complete a
> record of the 'best available current and historical information' that we
> have! Providing a version of the data that will be WRONG for some users is
> not an option?

If you have extra data for an existing zone ID I'd suggest proposing a
patch (with evidence). Such patches have been accepted in the past. I
suspect that other locations (that only differ pre-1970) would be
better discussed and documented elsewhere.


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