[tz] [PATCH 4/4] yellow flags

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Wed Aug 14 12:11:12 UTC 2013

On 9 August 2013 14:44, Derick Rethans <tz at derickrethans.nl> wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Aug 2013, David Patte ₯ wrote:
> However, I do agree with your concerns over things like this:
> -HR     +4548+01558     Europe/Zagreb
> +HR     +4548+01558     Europe/Belgrade
> I think this will give a *lot* of public outcry, with the other changes
> in the Balkans causing even more issues as suddenly people listing the
> zones for "HR" (Croatia) now will see the name of a Serbian city. This
> is *not* okay.

This is just plain wrong. Belgrade is not in Croatia. And it is naive
to think that it would be remotely acceptable given recent history.

I understand the desire to avoid politics, but time-zones are in their
very essence political things. The politics cannot be avoided or

(These may in theory "just" be IDs, but in practice they are used
everywhere from developer code to UI. Pretending otherwise is naive
and unhelpful).

In addition, minimal change is *critical* for this data set. Its so
widely used, that refactoring/tidying-up is simply not viable at this

Please stop messing with the data and just focus on time changes.
Thats all consumers of the data actually want.


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