[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 1/4] Prefer +-NN notation for UT-offset time zones in comments.

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Wed Aug 24 16:23:34 UTC 2016

On Wed 2016-08-24T09:56:09 -0400, Tim Parenti hath writ:
> I understand the partial motivation behind getting rid of the need to
> specify UTC±N, UT±N, and GMT±N, which do have differences, but I agree with
> the general sentiment expressed here that this negatively affects the
> readability of our commentary.

I agree about the readability, but I'm not sure what is best.
Furthermore, in some countries some of those different notations
are legally correct and others are not.  Some multi-lingual countries 
use different terms in the versions of their law written in the 
different languages.

Preprint 662 at the 2011 Future of UTC colloquium
and preprint 505 at the 2013 Future of UTC colloquium
have a survey of the legal language in many countries and analysis
of the legislative processes which have resulted in the different
use of UT, UTC, GMT.

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