[tz] Zone name policy
David Patte ₯
dpatte at relativedata.com
Thu Dec 1 22:26:56 UTC 2016
And tz's suggestion that Toronto is in America.
On 2016-12-01 16:56, Guy Harris wrote:
> 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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