[tz] tzdb timezone names/identifiers and links

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Tue Feb 26 22:17:45 UTC 2019

On Tue 2019-02-26T20:00:54+0000 Paul.Koning at dell.com hath writ:
> Once in a while it is suggested that all tzdb zones should be
> identified by random unique integers, or something like that.  I'm
> more and more inclined to think that's a good idea, because it would
> once and for all shut down this confusion.

This seems to be a proposal to
1) Move the arguments to be Somebody Else's Problem, somewhere else.
2) Break a lot of existing interfaces to achieve that goal.

I cannot begin to calculate the cost of 2) but given the number of
downstream interfaces which use tzdb it seems likely larger than the
cost of tolerating the discussions on this list.

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