[tz] Introduce Etc/UTC+x timezones?

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Tue May 2 17:35:09 UTC 2023

I wrote:

> Tim Parenti’s [...] suggestion to steer users toward geographically
> based zones and away from the “Etc/GMT±x” identifiers is also
> recommended.

My apologies; I misread what Tim wrote. He was suggesting to keep the “Etc/” prefix to avoid confusion as to what notation like “GMT+1” actually means.

Others have indeed suggested using geographically named time zone identifiers, and I agree with them.

Doug Ewell, CC, ALB | Lakewood, CO, US | ewellic.org

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