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

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Aug 24 21:45:59 UTC 2016

On 24/08/16 20:05, Paul Eggert wrote:
>> Are there any countries whose law still prescribes the time zone as a
>> meridian
> Legal time in the UK is still officially offset from GMT, not from UTC.
> See <https://www.polyomino.org.uk/british-time/>. This is a bit dicey,
> since GMT is no longer maintained. I expect other countries specify
> something similar, though I don't know of any offhand. India, perhaps?
> In practice people don't follow this part of UK law exactly as written,
> and use UTC even when a strict reading of the law might require GMT. For
> example, as part of the EU, the UK requires electronic signatures' time
> stamps to be linked to UTC, not GMT (see regulation 910/2014/EU). I
> doubt whether this would change even if Brexit becomes real.

Just use Military designation and have done with it ;)

But essentially Zulu marries GMT, UT and UTC which is perhaps why the
international space station runs on GMT but essentially it's
interchangeable with UTC today. http://www.dxing.com/utcgmt.htm

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