[tz] Reason for removal of several TZ
guy at alum.mit.edu
Mon Dec 4 21:59:08 UTC 2017
On Dec 4, 2017, at 1:36 PM, Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca> wrote:
> Feel free to write a script to mv each path to its lat/long (and create a link
> to its previous name(s) for compatibility) as that is the only other reasonably
> stable property of the tz db usable as a name and a l14n reference: otherwise
> people will assume the id will always be around and mean something, as with zone
> names, country codes, tz abbrs, etc.
Presumably "its lat/long" means "the latitude/longitude of (some point within) the city being used to give a name to the tzdb region".
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