[tz] Please include Montreal
guy at alum.mit.edu
Mon Nov 13 18:22:06 UTC 2017
On Nov 13, 2017, at 6:17 AM, Paul.Koning at dell.com wrote:
> No. Tzdb isn't a UI, and doesn't define a UI. UI design is a separate activity, and it's not constrained by tzdb. It would be perfectly valid to offer a UI that has 10k city names in it as a way to set the correct tz for your system.
Yes, that's precisely my point; I'm not making that as a rhetorical statement *against* "It's not a database of cities but of timezones.", meaning "you've said those UIs are invalid, and that's not the right thing to say", I'm making that as a straightforward statement, meaning "those UIs are broken" is a *legitimate* consequence of "It's not a database of cities but of timezones.", and those UIs - such as the Linux Mint UI that provoked the original complaint - should be fixed (doing what Apple has done, for example, would be better).
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