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Re: [PATCH] Remove locale timezone information

On 05 Aug 2015 13:30, wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 06:53:11AM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > having 6 out of 300+ locales define timezone info is not something people can 
> > rely on.
> Well, it takes time to build the info.

how much time exactly do you think is reasonable ?  it's been more than 10 years 
and clearly no one thus far cares enough to drive this.  if you do, then feel 
free, but until that happens i see no reason to restore the incomplete data.

> How many? I think it is not a majority (by far).

seeing as how people literally travel around the world now, and mobility is only 
increasing, any combo is fair game now.

> Anyway, as I explained,
> even if there are more timezone choices for a locale, then it is an improvement
> to have the choices instead of a cumbersome clicking on a map, which selects
> Washington DC or New York as a default (sic!)

which is why there's been a rise to use packages like geoip to automatically 
detect an appropriate region based on the network connectivity, gps, cellular
stations, or other sources.

i've just snipped the rest because none of the responses i found convincing
and rehashing things is going nowhere.  sorry.

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