[tz] re : Time zones in Ukraine

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Sat Apr 19 14:43:15 UTC 2014

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014, at 18:55, Brian Inglis wrote:
> Not all the world's a file timestamp, to paraphrase Henry Spencer.
> Real property systems have to handle dates from previous centuries.
> Systems dealing with people have to be able to handle date/time stamps
> from decades to more than a century in the past and the future.
> Financial trading systems have to be able to handle sub-ms current times
> and time frames of decades for stock holdings and long term investments.
> Many of these are now built on top of the date/time handling
> infrastructure
> provided by this project.

A) I'm not convinced either of the applications you named need old
historical offsets either. Make a case for the property systems you
mentioned requiring measuring how many hours and minutes old something

B) Zone.tab isn't relevant to those things. The only thing zone.tab is
used for is configuring the timezone of a system's clock. People who
need the historically-differing timezones _can go looking for them_,
people who don't need them shouldn't have them shoved in their faces.

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