Continents in tz database? (was: Cyprus)

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Fri Sep 15 16:07:40 UTC 2000

<<On Fri, 15 Sep 2000 16:31:13 +0200, Janis.Papanagnou at said:

> What is the practical necessity to support continent information with the
> tz database entries ?

For user-interface purposes, it makes life much easier to have users
select from a list of regions first, rather than offering a list of
two-hundred-odd countries right off the bat.  (Users still complain
about having to page down to the very end of ``Americas'' to find
``United States'' -- since that's where at least 50% of the users


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