[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
David Patte ₯
dpatte at relativedata.com
Mon Apr 8 01:53:40 UTC 2013
My preference is also to preceed the abbreviations with A.
It is not difficult to produce a patch which changes the abbreviations
back to the time of original implementation of Daylight Saving time, but
I'd prefer to get a concensus as to when the D/S abbreviations came into
more promenant usage, if indeed the D/D abbreviations were ever more
On 2013-04-07 21:39, Robert Greenwood wrote:
> Thanks David that’s sounds great.
> My preference (certainly not authoritative) is that the A's be included.
> As for how far back should the patch to the abbreviations be applied? For my purposes from 2000 would be desirable. Are there any difficulties applying to the entire archive?
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> Subject: Re: [tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
> A group of us from the list have decided to put together a proposed patch to change the Australian abbreviations to S/D abbreviations. We are hoping, that the maintainers of tz decide to implement the patch in the tz database.
> In the mean time:
> - would the preference be to preceed the abbreviations with A, or not?
> - historically, how far back should we apply the patch to the abbreviations.
> We will submit the patch to the list for review, and hope it is implemented. But if it is not, we have decided to fork tz and provide a new distribution with the new abbreviations applied.
> David Patte
> Relative Data, Inc.
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