Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
I think that from a data integrity point of view the current system is
the best. At the very least what you propose is a modularity violation:
Postgres depending on undocumented private data of another system

I don't think you can reasonably describe the system timezone database as undocumented private data. Plenty of other systems rely on it, as we used to do.

But I take Tom's point about most users not knowing if their TZ database is usable or not. Maybe we need a tool (maybe on pgfoundry) that will do some analysis to find out, if such a thing is possible.



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