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

Garrett Wollman wollman at csail.mit.edu
Wed Sep 4 21:23:22 UTC 2013

<<On Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:01:32 -0700, Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> said:

> I hope you can understand why I find phrases like "far in excess of what
> is acceptable to me" to be hostile and confrontational, and not helpful in
> reaching a collaborative consensus.  That's a bargaining tactic in a
> hostile negotiation, which I would really hope we could avoid.

Seconded.  I've actually been moderately unhappy with some of the
recent changes myself, but I've refrained from saying anything because
I think the atmosphere has been somewhat poisoned by the
confrontational attitudes being taken by other participants.

I do think, on a more general level, that it is a bit unfortunate that
the format of the tzdata files is now effectively frozen because so
many external users have chosen to parse the source rather than the
compiled form.  This will make it much more difficult to make changes
in the future, should they be needed.  I suppose this can be put down
to the human-readable nature of the source files, as compared to the
binary format emitted by zic (which has itself never had a
backward-incompatible change, and like the source files is


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