[tz] Rules for TZ+ database

Patrice Scattolin patrice.scattolin at oracle.com
Fri Sep 6 14:44:03 UTC 2013

While splitting a timezone could cause an issue, I don't know if in 
practice that is a common enough problem. A recent example doesn't 
spring to mind. Sure the W. Bush changes were adopted in pieces and 
could have caused an issue, I don't remember that in practice that 
turned out to be a problem that warrants such an involved solution.

On 05/09/2013 4:15 PM, Guy Harris wrote:
> As per my mail, the timezone, in the sense of the tzid for a zone, isn't necessarily going to be sufficient if the change involves the location of the event now being in a newly-created tzdb zone.  To handle that case automatically will involve an update to a set of machine-readable geographical-coordinates-to-tzid map and the geographical coordinates of the event.
> (If the event ends up taking place at a location that straddles the tzdb zone boundary after the change, the correct answer might be to cancel the event and boycott that location in future events in order to punish the government for being blithering idiots; you *don't* put a time boundary right through a hotel if you're mentally competent. :-)  I'm not going to take seriously concerns about *that* edge case.)


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