International Date Line, international waters

John Cowan jcowan at
Wed Jan 5 16:22:40 UTC 2000

Oscar van Vlijmen wrote:

> Is all this information useful or too silly to talk about?

Not at all!  Now we know what the compatibility timezones in Etc/*
are good for: computers at sea.  When you sail west across 75 E.,
you change your TZ variable from Etc/GMT+6 to Etc/GMT+5.


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan at>
Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau,  ||
Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau,           ||
Und trank die Milch vom Paradies.            -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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