[tz] Classifying IDs

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Oct 8 14:59:09 UTC 2021

Stephen Colebourne via tz said:
>> That's fine, as these business applications should continue to work
>> because the old IDs will continue to be maintained. If a new ISO country
>> code is established but no ID is created (because there's no timekeeping
>> need for one), the applications can continue to use the same IDs they
>> were using before.
> Do you believe it is equitable/fair/just to discriminate against that country?

We're no more discriminating against that country than against Yorkshire or

> Because if tzdb has at least one ID for a city within every other ISO
> country as per the previous rule,

But it doesn't. And there is no such rule at present.

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