[tz] Adding a "test" region?

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Wed Jan 24 23:03:42 UTC 2018

On 2018-01-24 23:42:18 (+0100), Pierpaolo Bernardi wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 11:30 PM, Philip Paeps <philip at trouble.is> wrote:
>> Come to think of it - it may be wiser to make it a subregion rather than a
>> new region.  Possibly under Arctic since there's only one zone there with a
>> population of well under 10,000 humans.
>>  Arctic/Dystopia/...
>> Rationale: systems may get confused if the top-level regions increase but
>> are likely already more or less accustomed to changes at the second level.
>Isnt' just the point of the proposal, to challenge bad assumptions?

Yeah.  Nevermind the subzone brainfart.

But I stand by something like "Utopia" over "Test".  Consumers like Paul 
at Dell and others who are on this list and presumably actually test 
tzdata can easily filter Utopia if they like.  More casual consumers who 
don't know or care about this list are more likely to "inadvertently 
test" something like Utopia rather than Test.  And if it breaks for 
them, it'll be obvious to them.

If it doesn't break (Great!), their consumers are unlikely to complain 
too loudly about something as harmless as a couple of fictional places 
in their timezone GUI.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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