Renaming Saigon to TP Ho Chi Minh

Ken Pizzini tz_ at
Fri Mar 21 04:03:15 UTC 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 03:25:00AM +0000, Progfou wrote:
> > We'd normally try to limit the name to at most 14 characters.
> Is there a specific reason for this? Or any official rule (POSIX?) ?
> Because I can see other zone names as long as 30 caracters.
> Eg: America/North_Dakota/New_Salem

The constraint that is actually in play is that POSIX specifies that
the length of a _portable_ path component is limited to 14 characters
(bytes, really).  In the example you gave, the longest path component
(North_Dakota) is only 12 bytes, and so is fine by this rule.

		--Ken Pizzini

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