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

Stuart Bishop stuart at stuartbishop.net
Wed Apr 3 09:38:34 UTC 2013

On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 3:56 PM, Clive D.W. Feather <clive at davros.org> wrote:

> What daylight gets saved? It's a meaningless term.

The daylight in the early mornings is saved, that is otherwise wasted
with few people making use of it.

It is a better term anyway than the original 'Seasonal Time-adjustment
in Countries South of Lat. 30°' and has stuck in our lexicon since at
least 1908.

Stuart Bishop <stuart at stuartbishop.net>

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