[tz] What data should TZDB offer?

Stepan Golosunov stepan at golosunov.pp.ru
Mon Jun 7 20:08:27 UTC 2021

On Mon, Jun 07, 2021 at 02:28:01AM -0700, Guy Harris via tz wrote:
> Hopefully nobody using any APIs that return time zone abbreviations is assuming that those abbreviations can, in the general case, be used to determine what time zone you're in - i.e., display them to the user, but don't attempt to process them to infer any information unless you know that they come from a limited set of tzdb regions in which no two regions ever have the same abbreviations.

PHP used to do this in the past:

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