[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect
Mark Davis ☕
mark at macchiato.com
Tue Apr 2 18:03:31 UTC 2013
On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM, Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> wrote:
> Regardless, though, the actual abbreviations used in tzname, etc., aren't
> useful for giving the times of recurring meetings. TZ identifiers (which
> include US/Pacific, US/Eastern, etc.) certainly are.
To programmers, the TZ identifiers are what you want to use. To users,
that doesn't work well. What one should supply are the customary names
and/or abbreviations, so that users understand them.
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*
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