[tz] tzdb timezone names/identifiers and links

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Tue Feb 26 17:54:52 UTC 2019

On Tue, 2019-02-26 at 01:48 -0800, Guy Harris wrote:
> All they want is that the clock face on their smartwatch/clock on
> their smartphone/clock in the bar at the top or bottom of their
> screen display the correct current date and time, that their file
> manager report the correct creation/modification date and time for
> files, etc..

Not always! 

For example, we make an embedded IoT product that allows up to six
date/time displays to be shown simultaneously, each configurable to use
a different time zone. In that particular use case, the 'determine my
time zone automatically' method is not only irrelevant, but can be
positively harmful.


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