[tz] Value of data ...
lester at lsces.co.uk
Tue Sep 3 11:06:27 UTC 2013
Stephen Colebourne 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.
You have already answered this yourself ;)
Standard time starting at different times for combined zones is - I think - the
The new documentation I've gathered is sitting with Joseph for the UK history
page but it may be years before it's actually included :( It only pins down a
couple of dates and confirms existing facts.
Lester Caine - G8HFL
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