[tz] Zone name policy

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Thu Dec 1 21:56:57 UTC 2016

On Dec 1, 2016, at 1:54 PM, Paul G <paul at ganssle.io> wrote:

> What is that a checksum of? The zone name?
> If we're moving away from zone names like that, I don't see any point in hashing an identifier just to obscure it. Better to just use an incrementing counter (Asia/009, America/010) or an algorithm that generates pronouncable names when fed an incrementing counter (Asia/009 -> Asia/Kasoma, America/010 -> America/Fureso).

And then get rid of the continent, so we don't get into arguments about whether Cyprus is part of Europe or Asia.

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