[tz] [PATCH 0/5] Standardize zone table comments format

J William Piggott elseifthen at gmx.com
Sun Feb 21 22:25:31 UTC 2016

On 02/21/2016 03:26 PM, Tim Parenti wrote:
> On 20 February 2016 at 17:01, J William Piggott <elseifthen at gmx.com> wrote:
>> These ambiguities make it impossible to interpret the comments without
>> having prior knowledge of the area.
> It's not clear to me that resolving this is actually a necessity or a
> priority.

The work is done. Accepting the changes need not be necessity
nor priority, just an improvement.

> Presumably those selecting a zone are familiar with the
> geography of the region(s) they are interested in.

Why should that be presumed? Even making that assumption, it is still
ambiguous to write the same information in many different formats. As I
mentioned, it facilitates other improvements as well. For example,
having time zone select applications' menus all begin in uppercase (as
opposed to mixed case as they are now).

> Standardizing the comments somewhat might be helpful, but I would be
> hesitant to enforce a strict structure on these comments, as there always
> seem to be exceptions that arise.

The standard format applied fine to over 200 existing zone table
comments. The information supplied in these comments is consistent.

> --
> Tim Parenti

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