Australian timezone abbreviation EST
joe at mcknight.de
Sun Aug 1 16:55:21 UTC 2010
I am a bit confused by the definition of some Australian timezones in
the database, maybe someone could shed some light here...
When I look at Melbourne for example, I see:
Rule AV 2008 max - Apr Sun>=1 2:00s 0 -
Rule AV 2008 max - Oct Sun>=1 2:00s 1:00 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Australia/Melbourne 9:39:52 - LMT 1895 Feb
10:00 Aus EST 1971
10:00 AV EST
It looks like there is only one valid timezone abbreviation, which is
EST! EST seems to change its offset whenever Australia/Melbourne
changes from dst or back? Isn't that more than confusing? How would
one know what time "4:15pm EST" is?! Or am I only misreading this?
http://www.travelmath.com/time-zone/Australia/Melbourne tells me:
"The GMT offset is currently UTC/GMT +10 hours (EST). It will change
[...]. The new GMT offset will be UTC/GMT +11 hours (EST)."
Thanks for your help,
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