[tz] tz Digest, Vol 34, Issue 19
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Sep 24 15:00:07 UTC 2015
On 09/24/2015 06:50 AM, Alexander Borg wrote:
> I don't understand why you combine zones like
> +Link Africa/Abidjan Africa/Freetown # Sierra Leone
> thus throwing away valuable pre-1970 DST and Zone data.
It's because those data entries were probably invented by Shanks, our
unreliable source -- so they were more harmful than valuable. Although
there is a temptation to invent data to fill in blank spots, we want to
avoid that temptation when this is practical, which was the case here.
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