[tz] On ISO country for timezones (Re: Classifying IDs)

Russ Allbery eagle at eyrie.org
Fri Oct 8 16:18:40 UTC 2021

Stephen Colebourne via tz <tz at iana.org> writes:
> On Fri, 8 Oct 2021 at 07:20, Clive D.W. Feather <clive at davros.org> wrote:

>> Where does "the project" talk about deprecating IDs at all? Not in the
>> theory file.

> There is a frequently expressed view that lots of IDs in tzdb only
> exist for backwards compatibility.

Many things in computing exist for backwards compatibility but are not
deprecated.  Deprecated implies they will go away at some point.  So far
as I can tell, no such implication has ever been stated for, for example,
link entries in backwards.

Russ Allbery (eagle at eyrie.org)             <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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