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Re: TimeZone List

From: Naz Gassiep <naz(at)mira(dot)net>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: TimeZone List
Date: 2007-05-30 02:50:08
Message-ID: 465CE660.4090500@mira.net (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Naz Gassiep <naz(at)mira(dot)net> writes:
>   
>> Ok, that's kinda cool. But can I trust those names to not change from
>> version to version?
>>     
>
> No, you can't.  The reason there is no "nonvolatile" list of timezones
> is that timezones are subject to the whims of politicians, who can and
> do change them at the drop of a hat.  Read the historical comments in
> the zic source files sometime...

As if war, famine, injustice and social inequality weren't enough,
politicians also have to screw up time zone handling in my app.
Damn politicians.
- Naz.

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