[tz] More irrelevant political disputes about identifiers and labels

Paul.Koning at dell.com Paul.Koning at dell.com
Fri Jun 21 20:48:41 UTC 2019

> On Jun 21, 2019, at 4:43 PM, Fred Gleason <fredg at paravelsystems.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-06-21 at 14:09 -0600, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> Perhaps this would be a good time to reduce the dispute surface by
>> removing all
>> country codes, all compatibility links, and all English time zone
>> abbreviations,
>> from all time zone data files, generating POSIX %z abbreviations.
> This rather reminds me of the archtypical Dutch farmer in American
> colonial times who burned down his own barn in order to rid it of rats.
> Cheers!

Another consideration is whether it would actually help.  Part of the political issue is the name attached to the region in question.  But another part is what the rule is for a region such as Crimea.  I think that changing the zone name to 314159 wouldn't cure the problem that the actual numbers (the offsets and/or summer time rules) are "wrong" by some definitions.


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