[tz] Proposal: Sections for different kinds of backward links

Russ Allbery eagle at eyrie.org
Wed Nov 17 21:40:46 UTC 2021

Stephen Colebourne via tz <tz at iana.org> writes:

> It is not at all clear why you would want the `primary` category to
> contain both Asia/Kolkata and Asia/Calcutta.

Why not?  Your comments here seem to imply that you have a goal of getting
people to stop using identifiers that you think are deprecated and get
them to start using identifiers that you think are better, but it's
entirely inobvious to me that this should be a goal of the tz project.

If both identifiers will continue to exist forever (and I think that's
very likely), who cares which one people use?  Why is it important to try
to distinguish between them?

So much of the conflict here seems to derive from your belief that a Link
somehow indicates that the name is deprecated and should be treated
differently than files that are not links, but I don't see any reason why
this should be true.

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

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