[tz] LST

Tim Parenti tim at timtimeonline.com
Fri Oct 14 02:18:48 UTC 2011

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I believe most robust implementations of the TZ
database already have some way of expressing an offset in this way.  If
people want to use a meaningful offset identifier, e.g., "-04:00" (with or
without the colon) as a replacement for an abbreviation like "EDT" in their
individual cases, there is, practically speaking, very little they need to
do to accomplish that.

Tim Parenti

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 21:15, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.us> wrote:

> On 10/11/2011 12:45 AM, Robert Elz wrote:
>> Yes, that was deliberate - that is, part of the aim is to try and
>> reinforce
>> the understanding that these abbreviations offer no meaningful value
>> whatever...  (except perhaps in one of the very few jurisdictions where
>> they are actually defined, and even there, only if the application has
>> some other means to know that the particular jurisdiction is the one of
>> concern.)
>> kre
> Why not have a "no abbreviation" mode where the 'abbreviation' is just
> "-04:00", which _is_ meaningful?
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