[tz] Please Don't Feed the Trolls (was Kyiv not Kiev)

Eliot Lear lear at lear.ch
Wed Jun 29 05:57:13 UTC 2022


On 28.06.22 14:54, Martin Burnicki via tz wrote:
> Bill Seymour via tz wrote:
>> It probably won't help to keep explaining the same thing over and 
>> over again.  Maybe if we quit paying attention to them, they'll go away.
> Hm, I wonder what you guys would do if your country was attacked by an 
> aggressor.

Nowhere in the Theory file does it say, “make a change to a database key 
because we want to take sides in a war.”  Good thing, too, or the list 
would really explode.

> The whole discussion if and why to change the spelling to Kyiv is 
> obsolete if the change has already been made in the repo

You should have stopped there.

> , and even though usually a new version of the DB is only released if 
> some TZ rule was changed, it should not be too hard to simply release 
> a new version now, due to the specific situation, and don't wait until 
> another country decides to stick with or abolish DST.

Absolutely not.  That invites abuse down the line.


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