[tz] TZDB use cases

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Tue Oct 5 07:54:14 UTC 2021

Guy Harris via tz said:
>> So, it turns out that there is, I believe, a critical difference here
>> between the US view of timezones and the European one. In the US,
>> timezones do not follow the boundary of the whole country, nor even
>> States.
> Canada, Australia, Russia, and Brazil, possibly among others, say "hi!"

So do Cyprus, the Kingdom of Denmark, France, the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
Portugal, and Spain.

>> In Europe, by contrast, timezone boundaries are very much
>> driven by country boundaries.
> Except where they aren't.


>> ie. in Europe, you can map location to country (typically easy to do)

Except when it isn't (several well-known examples).

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