FW: Pacific-New

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Wed Feb 25 06:23:12 UTC 2009

    Date:        Tue, 24 Feb 2009 09:55:38 -0500
    From:        "Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]" <olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov>
    Message-ID:  <B410D30A78C6404C9DABEA31B54A2813029A04DE at nihcesmlbx10.nih.gov>

  | Are there any systems out in the wild now where setting the TZ
  | environment variable to US/Pacific-New does something different than
  | setting it to US/Pacific?

Note that report was from 1992 - back then they probably were different.
Anyone running on 1992 timezone data today is going to have far worse
problems than that one, so I don't think we really need to worry about it.

The zone name has to remain like all historical ones, for the people who
have been using it - so the requests to make it vanish are never going to
happen (if we "deleted" it, it would just move from a file of its own
into the "backward" file, which hardly seems like a change worth making).

Just ignore the noise and let us all return to pondering what happens next
in Brazil or Argentina ...


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