[tz] Recent conversions of zones to aliases
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Oct 3 00:27:53 UTC 2014
Thanks for the info, but I'm afraid there's not much new here.
Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> The recent change to map Harare to Maputo broke a test in Joda-Time
Did Joda-Time's regression tests also fail for 2014h's changes to Jamaica time
in early 1974? Those changes are for more-recent time stamps, time stamps that
are in scope for the tz database.
> there should be at
> least one actual Zone entry for each ISO defined territory/country,
That has never been true of the tz database. Adding such a requirement now
would result in more political churn and maintenance overhead, something we
already have too much of. There is a real benefit to keeping our distance from
politics, even if this means some regression tests need to be updated.
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