[tz] [PATCH 1/1] Add UTC to zone tables

Russ Allbery eagle at eyrie.org
Sun Mar 13 02:23:48 UTC 2016

Guy Harris <guy at alum.mit.edu> writes:
> On Mar 12, 2016, at 5:02 PM, J William Piggott <elseifthen at gmx.com> wrote:

>> Where would you expect to find it in a geographically arranged catalog?
>> The only answer is the prime meridian, the same page London would be
>> on.

> An alternative is not to have the catalog 100% geographically-arranged,
> and offer UTC as an alternative to the geographical locations.

This is, for example, how time zone selection is done currently on Debian.
You can choose "None of the above" at the top level continent menu, and
then UTC is one of the entries along with various similar specific-offset

I think a good argument could be made for having UTC as a top-level
selection, but it's already (correctly) not associated with any specific

Russ Allbery (eagle at eyrie.org)              <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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