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

Edwin Groothuis edwin.groothuis at riverbed.com
Tue Apr 2 20:45:09 UTC 2013

On 3/04/13 05:25 , John Hawkinson wrote:
> Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> wrote on Tue,  2 Apr 2013
> at 11:19:47 -0700 in <87obdwokvw.fsf at windlord.stanford.edu>:
>> But my point is that the specific abbreviations that are put into tzname
>> are worthless for this purpose because they change based on whether it's
>> currently daylight saving time, which is exactly what you don't want for
> They are worthless programatically. But they are handy for humans to look
> at. Two simple cases:
> (1) I look at the Date: header and I want to know, without thinking too
> hard, where the originator is.
You just failed. I'm in Australia, my work Exchange server is in San 
Guess which time you see in my emails if the transport layer is SMTP?


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