[tz] Zone name policy

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Dec 1 21:46:39 UTC 2016

On 12/01/2016 01:30 PM, Guy Harris wrote:
> It would have been nice if there had been some form of ID that we could have used for tzdb zones that*didn't*  involve city names

How about SHA-256 checksums? Instead of "Europe/Kiev" the zone name 
would be 
which would make users less likely to raise political objections. 
SHA3-512 is also a possibility, although SHA3 software isn't as mature 
and the names would be a bit long. (:-)

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