[tz] Azerbaijan canceled daylight saving time

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 24 16:40:06 UTC 2016

That's fair.  Thanks.

From: Paul_Koning at Dell.com <Paul_Koning at Dell.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2016 9:09 AM
To: mj1856 at hotmail.com
Cc: eggert at cs.ucla.edu; tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] Azerbaijan canceled daylight saving time

> On Mar 23, 2016, at 8:40 PM, Matt Johnson <mj1856 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> The confusion comes because in typical English usage 'GMT-4' often means 4 hours behind GMT. My impression is that the Etc/* zones are best avoided in applications that use time zone abbreviations.
> Makes sense.  Though I believe Etc/GMT-4 and its cousins are in wider use than you might think.
> Do you think it might help if we also had zones like Etc/UTC+4 that had the sign in the common direction?  Just a thought.

Please, no.  It's bad enough that POSIX got it wrong originally, but to create a new set of zone names that just look like the old but with the sign convention in the opposite direction is only going to make the confusion worse.


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