[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb
gharris at sonic.net
Mon Sep 27 01:03:26 UTC 2021
On Sep 26, 2021, at 5:44 PM, Paul Eggert via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
> On 9/22/21 11:32 AM, Brooks Harris via tz wrote:
>> Olsen's original insight to use towns and cities to name time zones turns out to be extraordinarily useful.
> As a historical note, the naming convention you're talking about is something I originated and contributed to tzdb in 1993.
Yes - for example, back in 1992, the "Europe" file had these zones:
$ git show a544b29c474e03e527df186cd9c33049bce31670:europe | egrep '^Zone'
Zone GB-Eire 0:00 GB-Eire %s 1968 Oct 27 1:00s
Zone WET 0:00 W-Eur WET%s
Zone Iceland 0:00 - WET
Zone Portugal 0:00 W-Eur WET%s 1992 Sep 27 1:00s
Zone MET 1:00 M-Eur MET%s
Zone Poland 1:00 W-Eur MET%s
Zone EET 2:00 E-Eur EET%s
Zone Turkey 3:00 Turkey EET%s
Zone W-SU 3:00 M-Eur ????
(Paul, I think, constructed the tz Git repository, in part, from the original SCCS history from when SCCS was being used by Arthur).
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