lpotter at trolltech.com
Wed Feb 25 20:39:43 UTC 2009
Robert Elz wrote:
> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 09:55:38 -0500
> From: "Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]" <olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov>
> Message-ID: <B410D30A78C6404C9DABEA31B54A2813029A04DE at nihcesmlbx10.nih.gov>
> | Are there any systems out in the wild now where setting the TZ
> | environment variable to US/Pacific-New does something different than
> | setting it to US/Pacific?
> Note that report was from 1992 - back then they probably were different.
> Anyone running on 1992 timezone data today is going to have far worse
> problems than that one, so I don't think we really need to worry about it.
> The zone name has to remain like all historical ones, for the people who
> have been using it - so the requests to make it vanish are never going to
> happen (if we "deleted" it, it would just move from a file of its own
> into the "backward" file, which hardly seems like a change worth making).
The problem is, that this was never officially a timezone. It might be
akin to adding daylight savings to the Australia/Brisbane timezone data
and calling it Brisbane-New
Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Qt Software R & D, Nokia Pty Ltd
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