On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 10:24 PM, Mark Davis ☕️ <m...@macchiato.com> wrote:
> I'm pretty annoyed with the TZ group lately; there seems to be little
> consideration for compatibility.
> I think, if it comes to it, we may need to be prepared to fork the "input
> data" in CLDR. My hope is that they will instead at least maintain the
> current format AND some new-fangled format that goes off into the weeds
> as part of the TZ project.
This may end up with a model similar to openssh. There's the "pure"
version of openssh, but in the real world everyone uses the "portable"
version. Similarly, the impure version of tzdata would revert any negative
and fractional-second zone offsets in the pure version.