[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect
abbotti at mev.co.uk
Sun Mar 31 18:08:41 UTC 2013
On 30/03/13 22:37, Robert Elz wrote:
> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 02:33:24 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Timothy Arceri <t.arceri at bom.gov.au>
> Message-ID: <loom.20130328T025054-507 at post.gmane.org>
> | The issue is not that the identifiers are not unique worldwide.
> | The problem is that they are not unique to bordering states in the
> | same country which run along the same time zone.
> The problem is that you're using those absurd abbreviations at all.
> Just stop using the things, and all the problems you're having with
> them will magically go away.
But they are usefully locally (within a country) for use by humans.
Numeric offsets are more appropriate globally and for applications such
as email and calendars.
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