Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441351
naming is odd
Last modified: 2015-05-04 21:33:52 EDT
Description of problem:
For the Dumont-d'Urville Antarctica station, the tzdata name is:
This seems to go against tzdata naming rules in a couple of ways:
- it leaves out the '-' (which exists in names such as America/Port-au-Prince)
- it randomly capitalizes a letter
Dumont-dUrville would at least seem better. Only noticed because it looks like a
typo the way it is now.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
POSIX specifies that the length of a portable path component is at most 14
characters. Port-au-Prince exactly fits this constraint, as does DumontDUrville.
Re the capitalization, this is likely result of the first point, there is just
no space to include delimiting characters. DumontDUrville is then arguably
clearer than DumontdUrville, where the "d" seems to be part of the "Dumont".
But in any case timezone identifiers are arbitrary, and their "sensible" naming
is just present for sake of sane maintenance; so I don't think it matters much.