[tz] Adding a "test" region?

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Wed Jan 24 22:26:46 UTC 2018

On 2018-01-24 21:55:53 (+0000), Paul.Koning at dell.com wrote:
>No, please do NOT do that.  Anyone who depends on an automated or semi-automated system to track real changes will get completely messed up by such a tactic.  Let the real database contain real data.  A test database is fine; a test zone in the real data is not.
>Of course it would be possible for the tools that track changes to ignore the test entry, but that's an incompatible change.  And that also only works if the test zone(s) have rigorously defined name patterns fixed for all time.

I don't think we should push gratuitous changes to a Test/ (Utopia/, 
Dystopia/, Whatever/) region but we can easily get away with slipping it 
in with the next 'real' update to actually existing regions.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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