[tz] Opaque tz names (was: Re: Reason for removal of several TZ)

Derick Rethans tz at derickrethans.nl
Tue Dec 5 14:12:05 UTC 2017

On Tue, 5 Dec 2017, Paul.Koning at dell.com wrote:

> Opaque names may be no help at all.  Political trolls still will find 
> a way to troll.  And substituting, say, lat/long for a name doesn't 
> help because that's just a nickname for a particular place, and people 
> will still ask why THAT place and not the place they prefer.

It is IMO a lot harder to discuss a rule for e.g. "876UDAS" compared to 


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