eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue Mar 29 07:55:32 UTC 2005
> From: Scheffenegger, Richard [mailto:rs at netapp.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 1:06 AM
> While the Etc/GMT names might be POSIX style, it is very confusing to a lot
> of people, when CET is suddenly not GMT+1 but Etc/GMT-1.
> Perhaps you can check in those lines to the Etcetera File so that people
> eventually try UTC with the Correct offset?
Having Etc/UTC+14 mean the opposite of Etc/GMT-14 would probably cause
more confusion than it would cure. Even your patch was confused to
some extent, since, for example:
> Zone Etc/UTC-14 -14 - UTC-14 # 14 hours ahead of UTC
has a comment that is wrong, and the Zone line posits a time zone 14
hours behind UTC, which is something that has no practical use nowadays.
I'd be more inclined to move the confusing Etc/... entries to "backwards".
(After all, they are backwards from the normal convention. :-)
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