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

Mark Davis ☕️ mark at macchiato.com
Fri Oct 8 17:06:41 UTC 2021

> Deprecated implies they will go away at some point

That is not necessarily the case. In Unicode we have deprecated certain
characters, but we make it very clear that they will *never* be removed.
Nor does it mean that implementations have to ignore them if they are
passed to the implementation. What it does mean is that people are strongly
discouraged from generating them in implementations. So they shouldn't be
on keyboards, or in character pickers.


On Fri, Oct 8, 2021 at 9:19 AM Russ Allbery via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:

> 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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