Russia autumn 1996 DST patch
Michael H. Auria
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Wed Oct 2 23:00:26 UTC 1996
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> From netadm Wed Oct 2 13:31:08 1996
> Message-Id: <199610022006.PAA18054 at ector.cs.purdue.edu>
> Cc: =?KOI8-R?Q?=E1=CE=C4=D2=C5=CA_=FE=C5=D2=CE=CF=D7?= (Andrey A.\
> Chernov) <ache at nagual.ru>
> To: tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov
> Subject: Re: Russia autumn 1996 DST patch
> In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 02 Oct 1996 14:23:10 +0400."
> <199610021023.OAA00834 at nagual.ru>
> Date: Wed, 02 Oct 1996 15:06:06 -0500
> From: "Markus G. Kuhn" <kuhn at cs.purdue.edu>
> In message <199610021023.OAA00834 at nagual.ru>, Andrey A. Chernov wrote:
> > Why you not try to change GMT to something else?
> > Assume that this idea becomes reality and you understand my
> > complaints. MSK/MSD sounds here like GMT for you.
> Actually, I *do* suggest to change all occurances of the string GMT in
> tzdata to UTC, the correct modern term. Reasonable exceptions are
> only comment text references to historic time zones before 1972 (when
> UTC replaced GMT as the reference time and GMT was redefined and
> replaced by the term UT1) and where the term GMT is necessary for
> backwards compatibility.
> UTC is the official term even in the U.S. now (according to USNO folks
> since 1986). If you listen with your shortwave radio to WWV (2.5, 5,
> 10, or 15 MHz), the U.S. NIST time announcement broadcast says: "At
> the tone ... twenty-three hours ... fifty-nine minutes ... coordinated
> universal time ... beep".
> Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Science grad student, Purdue
> University, Indiana, USA -- email: kuhn at cs.purdue.edu
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