[tz] User time zones

Steven Abner pheonix at zoomtown.com
Wed Dec 7 21:40:05 UTC 2011

On Dec 7, 2011, at 3:37 PM, Zefram wrote:

> No, it can't.  In the British Isles, "GMT" unambiguously refers to UT+0h,
> never to regional civil time.  Likewise, "BST" unambigously refers to
> UT+1h, never to regional civil time. 

Thank you!  I believe a change is in order. I did not know.
So Etc/GMT to Abbr/GMT and A link for BST to a different zone?. 

> Generally, I think your goal of being able to look up a geographical
> timezone based on the abbreviations it uses is a sensible one,
> but creating new names for the zones is not the way to go about it.

I only know that functions are required to handle. And there has been a
good reason why no end user currently does use it. Do you know what its like to
scan every file to find one zone? much less create a look-up table just
so an end user could use the API that says it is suppose to work? This
file is my look up so POSIX functions can work, even if its the best guess for now.

This has been a great discussion. I hope you or the organization can use the
file, if not just for information, or maybe it will generate a final solution. Even
if it does mean some sort of name change, like a letter/number suffix?


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