[tz] 'date -u' should say "UTC", not "GMT"
mj1856 at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 24 21:07:07 UTC 2014
I think there are other places affected by this also. Where I noticed was in the CLDR, as discussed here:http://stackoverflow.com/a/24395573/634824
> Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:02:10 -0700
> From: eggert at cs.ucla.edu
> To: tz at iana.org
> CC: mj1856 at hotmail.com
> Subject: 'date -u' should say "UTC", not "GMT"
> Come to think of it, the tz implementation of 'date -u' should say "UTC"
> instead of "GMT", and in general the tz code and documentation should
> prefer UT or UTC to GMT whenever this would improve technical accuracy.
> Although "GMT" is the traditional time zone abbreviation output of 'date
> -u', POSIX has allowed "UTC" ever since IEEE Std 1003.1-1992.
> Outputting "UTC" is more technically correct, certainly for time stamps
> since 1961, and arguably even before that if one interprets "UTC"
> proleptically. Also, outputting "UTC" is now a quite-common behavior,
> since it's the standard behavior in GNU/Linux. So I'll look into
> proposing a patch to the tz code to have it support this behavior.
> There are probably a few other places in the code that should also
> prefer "UT" or "UTC" to "GMT".
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