Updated Australian time zone names/strings
gjb at gbch.net
Tue Apr 17 00:52:24 UTC 2001
"Olson, Arthur David (NCI)" wrote:
| At the end of this letter there's a blast from the past: results of a 1993
| survey of time zone abbreviations. At least at that time, and at least in
| the scope of the survey, use of abbreviations such as "AEST" was very
| uncommon; this was (at least in part) what motivated the use of
| abbreviations such as "EST" for Australian time zones.
This is a kind of chicken/egg problem: because the tzdata files
don't offer AEST and friends, people have to jump through hoops
to use them; most don't bother.
| I'd conclude that it's appropriate to leave zones such as
| "Australia/Brisbane" as is to avoid unnecessary change.
Just for the record, I'm still against this.
| A possibility would be to add lines such as
| Zone Australia/CST 9:30 Aus CST
| Zone Australia/ACST 9:30 Aus ACST
| Zone Australia/CXT 9:30 Aus CST/CDT
| Zone Australia/ACXT 9:30 Aus ACST/ACDT
| to the "australasia" file; this would let folks who wanted specific
| abbreviations to get them.
Certainly, if I could have one of these to use as an alternative
to "Australia/Brisbane", that would be an acceptable compromise.
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