[tz] Australian Timezone Abbreviations - Next step

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat Oct 20 22:27:51 UTC 2012

On 10/20/2012 01:04 PM, Random832 wrote:
> Are there any sites that specifically endorse the practice of using *ST
> to refer to "Summer Time"

There are some, yes.  There are even some that use *DT
to designate "Summer Time" (not "Daylight Time").
You can see examples of these, and of some other practices, at

> tzcode doesn't have a strptime or
> getdate implementation at all.

Parsing dates is hard, unfortunately.  Neither strptime nor
getdate is satisfactory.  And they're somewhat outside tz's scope.

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