[tz] Proposed patch - Theory notes for backward file

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Thu Sep 5 15:03:32 UTC 2013

On 5 September 2013 15:47, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> * Theory: Say that excluding 'backward' should not affect other data.
> Suggested by Stephen Colebourne in
> <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2013-September/019939.html>.
> diff --git a/Theory b/Theory
> index 39ef7ac..13b5565 100644
> --- a/Theory
> +++ b/Theory
> @@ -368,7 +368,8 @@ this relationship is not exact and is not true for 'time.tab'.
>  Older versions of this package used a different naming scheme,
>  and these older names are still supported.
>  See the file 'backward' for most of these older names
> -(e.g. 'US/Eastern' instead of 'America/New_York').
> +(e.g. 'US/Eastern' instead of 'America/New_York');
> +excluding 'backward' should not affect the other data.
>  The other old-fashioned names still supported are
>  'WET', 'CET', 'MET', and 'EET' (see the file 'europe').

For the sake of moving forward I'll accept this as a compromise,
although I don't think it goes far enough.

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