[tz] Unacceptable recent changes

Petr Machata pmachata at redhat.com
Thu Aug 29 00:41:43 UTC 2013

Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne at joda.org> writes:

> Some systems will automatically map the old "backward" forms of IDs to
> the "correct" new forms. Thus users will see their Atikokan replaced
> by Panama, something which is clearly ridiculous.

How would they even do it?  They will keep seeing two different zones
that happen to have the same content (and are actually hard-links of
each other).

The user will still see either "CA: Eastern Standard Time - Atikokan,
Ontario and Southampton I, Nunavut", or "PA", depending on whether their
zone is set to America/Atikokan, or America/Panama.


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