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Re: [PATCH] Remove locale timezone information
- From: keld at keldix dot com
- To: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>
- Cc: Marko Myllynen <myllynen at redhat dot com>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, libc-locales at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 19:16:01 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove locale timezone information
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On Thu, Aug 06, 2015 at 07:47:01AM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 08/06/2015 07:30 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> >Still, if you order the timezones for a country in some way, eg order of
> >or alphabetically, you could probably find a solution that is useful to
> This is already done, by applications outside glibc. For example, the
> tzselect program (part of of the tzcode distribution) lets you list
> tzdata names alphabetically, or in order of distance from your location,
> or geographically. Other commonly-used time zone selectors do something
> fancier, e.g., based on <http://efele.net/maps/tz> shapefiles. None of
> these selectors are based on the recently-removed glibc locale
> information, or would benefit from reverting the removal.
Given that the data is not present in current locales, I understand this.
But with good data in the locales, that would be another matter.