[tz] OpenJDK/CLDR/ICU/Joda issues with Ireland change

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Fri Jan 26 18:56:04 UTC 2018

On 26 January 2018 at 18:29, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> I'm proposing a patch so that the CLDR project doesn't need to make such an
> abrupt swap. CLDR can have a transition period as long as you like, during
> which CLDR will work with both current and proposed tzdb.

This merely replaces correct text with incorrect text.

Why should the citizens of Ireland have worse textual zone names than
everyone else merely to satisfy TZDB's need for purity? Why is TZDB so
important that every other part of the software stack should be worse?


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