apb at cequrux.com
Mon Feb 27 13:50:00 UTC 2012
On Mon, 27 Feb 2012, Robert Elz wrote:
> Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:11:53 +0200
> From: Alan Barrett <apb at cequrux.com>
> Message-ID: <20120227101152.GT1788 at apb-laptoy.apb.alt.za>
> | That article seems clear enough that Creston has been at -07:00
> | since June 1918, but it's not very clear when transitions occured
> | back and forth between PDT (-08:00 standard offset, plus 01:00 DST
> | adjustment) and MST (-07:00 standard offset, no DST adjustment).
> Since I have zero regard for tz abbreviations in any case (aside
> from the need to retain the API), I personally think that
> doesn't matter in the slightest (and nor do I gather it ever
> mattered to the people concerned).
I always considered "is DST in effect, and if so, what is the
offset from standard time" to be an important question, even if
the abbreviation is not important. But I agree that it doesn't
seem to have mattered to the people in Creston at the time, so
it's probably fine if the tz database doesn't worry about it.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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