[tz] Issues with pre-1970 information in TZDB
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Sep 23 17:36:58 UTC 2021
On 9/22/21 3:08 PM, Stephen Colebourne via tz wrote:
> there is now no way to tell
> whether a Link is a true alias (a spelling change) or a meaningful ID
> like Europe/Oslo.
Sure, but this has always been true of Links; there's nothing new here.
For example, the very first edition of 'backward', back in 1993, had
Link Australia/Sydney Australia/ACT
even though Sydney is not in the Australian Capital Territory. That's
not a simple spelling change; it's a meaningful ID, if one's definition
of "meaningful" includes political meanings. Europe/Oslo is similar to
Australia/ACT in this respect.
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