[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb

dpatte dpatte at relativedata.com
Mon Sep 27 01:33:06 UTC 2021

Most people in the Americas who live outside 'america' would prefer it being 'Americas', 'North_America' or better yet, just the iso country names.Sent from my Galaxy
-------- Original message --------From: Paul Eggert via tz <tz at iana.org> Date: 2021-09-26  20:44  (GMT-05:00) To: Brooks Harris <brooks at edlmax.com> Cc: Time zone mailing list <tz at iana.org> Subject: Re: [tz] Preparing to fork tzdb On 9/22/21 11:32 AM, Brooks Harris via tz wrote:> Olsen's original insight to use towns and cities to name time zones > turns out to be extraordinarily useful.As a historical note, the naming convention you're talking about is something I originated and contributed to tzdb in 1993. Although I began with more-complicated names like Pacific/Fiji/Suva and North_America/US/Los_Angeles, the country names (and the "North_") were more trouble than they were worth, so I removed them before sending patches for Arthur to install.One of my early emails about my idea concluded that "It looks like this will take some time." Which it has.https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/1993-October/009233.html
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