[tz] tz abbreviations / zdump for programmers

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Thu Jun 7 07:41:31 UTC 2012

Zefram said:
> Are they doing that?  The existing misuse of "GMT" is in the strings
> "GMT Standard Time" and "GMT Daylight Time", which name the two states
> of the timezone.

But these are meaningless terms. GMT is (to the 1s precision level) the
solar mean time at Greenwich. The civil time in the summer is called
"British Summer Time" ("BST"); GMT remains unaltered during the summer.

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