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Re: More time zones

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Thomas Lockhart <thomas(at)fourpalms(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Hackers List <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: More time zones
Date: 2002-02-25 21:40:10
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0202251633350.836-100000@peter.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Bruce Momjian writes:

> This is related to the Australian timezone duplication where we have a
> GUC parameter.  Could we generalize the GUC stuff to allow arbitrary
> timezone mappings?  Just an idea.  Not sure it is worth it.  The
> Australians complained but I have not hear complaints from other
> countries.

I claim that most of the time zone abbreviations that we have now are
purely theoretical fabrications.

What we need to think about is a system that is

* customizable
* internationalized
* consistent
* real

The current system is none of these things.

Peter Eisentraut   peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

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