[tz] [PROPOSED 18/18] New tzselection option ‘now’

Alfred Finamore finamorealfred62 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 19:57:51 UTC 2023


On Wed, Dec 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM Paul Eggert via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:

> On 2023-12-20 09:41, Tim Parenti wrote:
> > One drawback of this approach is that such lines will need to be merged
> > into the appropriate long-term zonenow entry after the date listed.
> That shouldn't be a problem in this particular case. After the date
> listed, the comment line and associated data line should simply vanish.
> There should then be no need to alter the comment line or comments
> column for the America/Nuuk ("most of Greenland") line, since
> Ittoqqortoormiit is in "most of Greenland".
> The main reason there's a comment with a date now, is to remind us to
> remove the comment and the associated data line then. (This is belt and
> suspenders as "make check" should also remind us.)
> You're right that it is an issue in the general case when data lines are
> removed (or added) in zonenow.tab. That's why zonenow.tab is a separate
> file. Although I originally wanted to calculate zonenow.tab
> automatically, there was too much human judgment in its "comments" column.
> Thanks for catching the typo. I have more typo fixes on the way....
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