Markus G. Kuhn kuhn at cs.purdue.edu
Wed Jan 29 02:30:13 UTC 1997

In message <Pine.SOL.3.95.970128144355.29431n-100000 at eleanor.innosoft.com>, Chr
is Newman wrote:

> > The nature of the name space (time zone identified by the English name of
> > the largest populated ares in this zone, etc.) should be specified and a 
> > rationale should be given for it (see the tz africa file for Paul's
> > background information about the namespace design).
> Good idea.  I didn't notice that before.

I believe, many first-time readers of the tz package do not find this quite 
important information, which is very well hidden in the comments of the
africa file.

I would suggest to remove the namespace design guidelines
from the africa file and put them into a separate clearly visible
documentation file (README, Theory, Design, etc.) such that first time
users who wonder about the concept behind the names can find it more easily.

>> The description of the role and purpose of the IANA time zone registry is
>> a little bit unclear.
> Yeah.  I'll work on it.

Ok, with the additional explanations in your reply, many thinks in your draft
start to make much more sense to me.


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Science grad student, Purdue
University, Indiana, USA -- email: kuhn at cs.purdue.edu

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