[tz] Recent conversions of zones to aliases

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Fri Oct 3 18:49:45 UTC 2014

On Oct 3, 2014, at 5:43 AM, Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at macchiato.com> wrote:

> But it is more than that. There are definitely people upset to see their timezone reported as being that of a city in a different country, simply because they happened to have the same rules. Most of the above have small populations, where one could argue that it doesn't matter much (and Kosovo is a special case).

Yes, it would be nice if we had abstract identifiers for timezones rather than something that reflects the effects of politics (and of population shifts).  (That might also force systems to have better mechanisms for selecting time zones than "put up a bunch of tzids and let the user pick one".)

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