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

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Tue Apr 2 22:21:44 UTC 2013

On Apr 2, 2013, at 3:02 PM, John Hawkinson <jhawk at mit.edu> wrote:

> Guy Harris <guy at alum.mit.edu> wrote on Tue,  2 Apr 2013
> at 14:25:01 -0700 in <CCB6D0C8-8237-41F6-B86B-9BF3B7388D92 at alum.mit.edu>:
>> 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".
> sacrificing the moral high ground, you have, sir!

If you're in a situation where, no matter what you do, there will be somebody passionately arguing against it, there's no moral high ground to be had, so, once you've made your decision, all you can do is stuff cotton in your ears and ignore the complaints.

Hopefully, that won't happen here.

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