[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Tue Apr 2 21:25:01 UTC 2013

On Apr 2, 2013, at 2:06 PM, John Hawkinson <jhawk at mit.edu> wrote:

> As I suggested earlier, in the extremely unlikely event that we get an
> overwhelming outpouring of feedback that the change was wrong (I
> suggested 10x the comments we had previously received over the past 5
> years, compressed into the space of one month), then we would be, I think,
> churlish to not consider reverting it.

And, once we've reverted it, *then* we refuse to change it, unless there's an overwhelming amount of evidence that circumstances have changed and the correct choice of abbreviations is now different.

If it turns out that there's going to be a pile of screaming no matter *what* abbreviations are chosen, my inclination would be to replace all controversial abbreviations with the abbreviation for "Standard Time For Users".

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