[tz] Converting cities to tz identifiers (tangent)

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Wed Feb 21 06:35:39 UTC 2018

On 2018-02-20 16:05, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 02/20/2018 02:43 PM, J Andrew Lipscomb wrote:
>> For the USA, does city mean the metro area or the city proper?
> I expect it'd partly depend on whether the area is likely to split time zones.
> For some metro areas (Denver, say) that's unlikely, for others (New York City
> metro area, which crosses state-line boundaries) it would be more of an issue.
> Cities have split time zones in the past (Asia/Nicosia comes to mind) so this
> issue isn't entirely theoretical.

There are numerous candidates for political spats overriding common sense and
custom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_divided_cities

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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