[tz] draft of change summary for next tz release
tz at derickrethans.nl
Wed Sep 18 10:32:24 UTC 2013
On Wed, 18 Sep 2013, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> Based on this I infer that the conversion from Zone to Link is not
> temporary, but permanent. There will be no way to reinsert the data
> into the main tzdb (it might be reinsertable into a
> secondary/extended/pre-1970 file, but not the main data set as
> currently designed).
> As such and from my perspective, the changes under discussion result
> in a permanently worse set of data for source code consumers like Java
> and PHP which rely on accurate data for each ID (and don't care about
> the Link vs Zone or zic compiled data size).
> My strong preference is to retain this kind of data (reverting the
> deletions) until there is some alternate means of representing it and
> a long enough period for source code data consumers to adapt their
> parsers (ie. at least 6 months).
I fully support this.
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