FW: Question about: TWiki.org Service: Date and Time Gateway

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Wed Feb 16 02:36:48 UTC 2005

    Date:        Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:36:02 -0800 (PST)
    From:        Rich Wales <richw at richw.org>
    Message-ID:  <20050215191431.L09900.richw at whodunit.richw.org>

  | and no
  | one dared try to change it to something that made more logical sense

Neither convention makes more logical sense than the other.   They're
just different.

  | Traces of the confusion which UNIX created over the time zone sign
  | issue can probably also be seen in RFC 822 (the 1982 Internet e-mail
  | format standard),

Nonsense, the e-mail standard writers weren't unix users (at the time)
- that was a simple error that was totally unrelated.


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