Renaming Saigon to TP Ho Chi Minh
GMANE at faerber.muc.de
Fri Mar 21 17:49:02 UTC 2008
Robert Elz schrieb:
> | If we were to have political links for countries, why make them
> | based on cities at all? We could simply have Asia/Vietnam.
> That's more or less how the timezone names started out. It changed
> because that doesn't work in general. Sure, it would be OK for
> Vietnam, but what would America/USA mean? (Or America/Canada ?
I don't think the new system really works better. It moves the problems
from the database management to the people using it.
How do you know you're supposed to select America/Indiana/Vincennes if
you live in America/USA/Indiana/Martin_County and not America/Indiana/
What happens if, e.g. Spain decides to move part of the country from CET
(+01:00) to WET (+00:00)? Europe/Madrid would suddenly become wrong for
all of the users without warning.
If Europe/Spain was replaced with Europe/Spain/*, users could be
prompted to select the correct zone.
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