[tz] tzdb timezone names/identifiers and links (was: Add new timezone for Hanoi Capital, Vietnam)
Michael H Deckers
michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 19 22:25:26 UTC 2019
On 2019-02-19 21:22, Tim Parenti wrote:
> Frankly, it seems it was because when Asia/Hanoi was added to backzone (in
> 2014, not "five years later" as you write), the opportunity was taken then
> and there to change/redefine the rules to avoid scope creep. Which is all
> well and good from a project maintenance standpoint, though I can totally
> see why that can seem unfair from a human standpoint.
So, before the inclusion of backzone/Asia/Hanoi on 2014-10-22,
a little "scope creep" was still allowed on 2013-09-20 for
America/Curacao (which agrees with America/Port_of_Spain
since 1970) but not for America/Aruba (which also does)?
I understand that tzdb is a non-commercial project -- but
this is just one more reason to establish simple and stable
guidelines that are easily understood, rather than to hunt
for elusive goals.
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