[tz] [PATCH 2/3] Replace some zones with links when that doesn't lose non-LMT info.

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Tue Sep 3 16:39:13 UTC 2013

On 3 September 2013 16:52, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> Stephen Colebourne wrote:
>> the consumers of the tzdb see the data as fact
> That's a problem, since much of the data are wrong.
> And it's all the more reason to omit dubious data
> when we can, which is the case here.

If you were just removing incorrect data, then that would be an
enhancement. But you are in fact removing one set of dubious data and
replacing it with another set of dubious data from an entirely
different location, via the link. Thats a problem (not an earth
shattering one, but its still negative, not positive).

Whereas if you did nothing, made no change, then we would't be having
this discussion. It is my judgement that this change, like many
recently, are not what I would describe as enhancements - they are
just refactoring. Its your desire to refactor that is at the heart of
pretty much every recent thread about reverts.

If you had made no changes since May, apart from to the C code and to
current local time, then I, and many others, would be entirely happy.


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