Jakarta is Indonesia West Time Not Central Time

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Wed May 13 15:25:11 UTC 2009

    Date:        Wed, 13 May 2009 09:28:45 +0100
    From:        Tim Diggins <tim at red56.co.uk>
    Message-ID:  <1A8A4692-467F-454A-9C9F-15102C556D0F at red56.co.uk>

  | Maybe I'm missing something - can someone explain what the  
  | abbreviations are used for

They're just part of the standard output data that the ctime()
related functions are expected to provide.

As you noted, the abbreviations themselves are essentially useless,
and applications using them for any more than decoration are generally
broken, but what applications decide to do is outside our control.
A TZ abbreviation has been available from libc essentially forever,
and we need to keep on providing one.


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