Time zone file naming scheme

Andy Lipscomb AndyLipscomb at decosimo.com
Tue Apr 27 18:11:40 UTC 2010

>I'm guessing there's a reason a more "traditional" [ a, ..., z, aa, ab, ... az, ba, ... ] sort of
>sequence is unsuitable?

Because 2010aa would come before 2010z in alphabetical order.

>Perhaps if we're going to change the convention, we ought to solve the issue by switching to numeric
>release identifiers: 2010-01, -02, ...

That has the flaw of conflicting with the ISO scheme for naming months. If we want to go that way, we should probably just go all the way and append a full date to each release.

--Ice Karma

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