[tz] [PATCH 4/4] yellow flags

Derick Rethans derick at derickrethans.nl
Tue Aug 13 08:00:13 UTC 2013

On Fri, 9 Aug 2013, Paul Eggert wrote:

> On 08/09/2013 06:44 AM, Derick Rethans wrote:
> > people listing the zones for "HR" (Croatia) now will see the name of 
> > a Serbian city.
> These zone.tab entries are present only as a convenience for users who 
> run programs like 'tzselect'.

Maybe that was the original idea, but that does not mean that people 
don't use it differently from the original intented usage. I've always 
admired the way David ran this to keep this project stable with as 
little changes as he could get away with. It frustrates me that this is 
now no longer the case. I don't understand why the changes to zone.tab 
have to be made. I realize Zagreb/Belgrade are *right now* following the 
same rules, but that does not necessarily have to be the case in the 
future. Leaving:

   HR     +4548+01558     Europe/Zagreb

in zone.tab doesn't hurt anything at all.

> I hope this doesn't turn into a political football, but if it does we 
> can simply remove any controversial zone.tab entries.

The better solution is just to *not change it* in the first place!


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