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

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Fri Aug 26 03:01:33 UTC 2016

On Aug 24, 2016, at 11:21 AM, Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca> wrote:

> I am concerned about:
> * the downstream effect of these changes on client code
> * changes like that resulting in a previous banning from the list
> * duplication of the numeric offset in a useless text string
>  already available as a different format string, and the
>  subsequent need to change that string every time an offset
>  changes
> * the lack of any legislative or widespread community push
>  towards making unnecessary changes to the data
> * the lack of any coordination with downstream distributors and
>  consumers e.g. travel industry, airlines, to assess the impact
> * political impact from outrage by American, Canadian, European,
>  etc. output consumers, managers, IT managers, programmers when
>  their favourite TLA gets replaced by some number based on the UK
> * increasing possibility of a competing fork as authoritative for
>  large numbers of downstream distributors, hosted by a commercial
>  or political organization with an interest in standards.

Presumably you're commenting on another patch, as *this* patch only changes comments.

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