[tz] re : Time zones in Ukraine

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Thu Apr 17 17:02:38 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014, at 9:39, Marc Lehmann wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:29:52AM -0400, random832 at fastmail.us wrote:
> > And yet we don't care to store what timezone the file was created in,
> What _we_ care is pretty irrelevant, and some systems do store the
> timezone, after all, if you have a posix timestamp and an archived
> timezone id, you already have such a system.

My point is, if maintaining the accuracy of the local time of historical
timestamps were a common need, someone would have designed a system that
actually does this, rather than merely pretending to do it only when a
file is never moved (geographically) from its original location.

And the cost of serving this imagined need - up front rather than only
for people to go looking for it - is unbounded bloat in the timezone
selection list.

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