[tz] Propose to improve where to find rules for "Indian/Kerguelen"

David Patte dpatte at relativedata.com
Tue May 15 11:36:55 UTC 2012

No, America is not a continent. It is two continents. North America, and 
South America. Whereas in the tz database, zones are generally grouped 
by continents or oceans, the Americas have the two continents lumped 
into one, making a large list of zones within the America group. 
Splitting it into North_America and South_America and Atlantic would 
make the list more consistant, make finding zones easier, and remove the 
overlap with with the nickname for the USA.

On 2012-05-15 6:51, John Haxby wrote:
> On 12/05/12 04:43, David Patte wrote:
>> Since the subject is open, i personally have a huge issue with
>> America/ being a primary timezone name. There is something jarring
>> about 'America/Havana' or 'America/Toronto' or  'America/Caracas'.
> America is a continent, although in common parlance it's a country as well.
> Changing names is a recipe for confusion though.   You're not
> constrained to choose a timezone by name though: I regularly choose
> timezones from two sorts of map, one shows regions, the other places
> (cities, mainly) and I also get timezone chosen by GPS or IP location.
> I don't like being lumped in with Europe either :)
> jch


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