[tz] Proposal to change Macquarie Island to be Australian territory

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Thu Apr 18 18:01:43 UTC 2013

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013, at 13:58, Guy Harris wrote:
> Presumably by "understand" you mean "have a file with the appropriate
> pathname"; I don't think software should "understand" the identifiers
> except by using them to construct pathnames of Olson-database files to
> load - it shouldn't "know" the pathname syntax or "know" what particular
> values of particular components of the pathname "mean".

The timezone identifier is used as a key in other databases, such as
CLDR (whose maintainers have, IIRC, declined to recognize any changes
made to the identifiers used for existing timezones)

More information about the tz mailing list