On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 11:59:34PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Joachim Wieland" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Here's the patch that generalizes the australian_timezones hack by
> > moving the compiled-in time zone definitions into a text file. The
> > text file to use is chosen via a guc.
> Applied with some revisions --- mostly, that I didn't like
> restricting timezone_abbreviations to be changed only via
> postgresql.conf.  The old australian_timezones setting was always
> USERSET, and I think people would have had a legitimate gripe about
> loss of flexibility if its replacement wasn't.  Fortunately this
> wasn't too hard to change.  I also editorialized a bit on the file
> placement and the parsing code.
> The documentation is still in need of help ... in particular, Table
> B-4 (timezone names) is now out of sync with reality.  I am not sure
> whether to try to fix it, or just remove it and tell people to look
> at the pg_timezonenames view.  Thoughts?  If you want to fix it,
> please send a patch.

I'll take a whack at that patch this evening PDT or tomorrow evening
at the latest.  We're too late in the cycle to go over this, but maybe
we can figure out a way to have this data read from the same data
source as the pg_timezones VIEW does at compile time.  Keeping two
such table in synch seems error-prone.

David Fetter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://fetter.org/
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