[tz] Request for change to the tz database

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Mon Feb 8 23:06:46 UTC 2021

On 2021-02-09 06:31:22 (+0800), John Hawkinson wrote:
> Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote on Mon,  8 Feb 2021
> at 17:24:39 EST in <5428025b-2f3c-3e09-7594-37d8e135fbd7 at cs.ucla.edu>:
>> The compromise proposal I made in November (see URL below) received 
>> only one
>> comment <https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2020-November/029568.html> 
>> , which
>> suggested to not bother with a compromise and to just rename the 
>> entry then.
> I did not reply to your compromise proposal because I thought it was 
> clear from my prior input that I agreed with the idea that an interim 
> compromise was pointless and summary renaming was appropriate. I 
> suspect many others who expressed themselves before similarly did not 
> offer their opinion, because it would feel like repetition.

(It was I who posted the only comment on Paul's proposal in November 
expressing a preference for summary renaming.)

Note that I am not opposed to the compromise proposal Paul suggested.  
Though my preference for summary renaming stands.  It is clear that we 
will eventually have a Europe/Kyiv.  We might as well get it over with.  
We have an established and reasonably exercised backward compatibility 
mechanism for people who need it.  Trying out forward compatibility 
seems to provide few benefits.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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