[tz] [PATCH] Revert recent pre-1970 changes.
guy at alum.mit.edu
Sun Sep 1 09:20:06 UTC 2013
On Sep 1, 2013, at 1:55 AM, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne at joda.org> wrote:
> ISO-3166 codes are important to the vast majority of actual
> applications that care about time-zones.
..."care about time-zones" presumably meaning "*explicitly* care about time-zones", for example, applications that explicitly specify a time zone (whether wired in, specified as an application parameter, or specified in some configuration file or database for the application), rather than "*implicitly* care about time-zones", for example, the "date" command on UN*X systems, which cares that ctime() will convert seconds-since-the-Epoch to a string giving local time in the user's time zone, but doesn't explicitly request a particular time zone (and which has absolutely no idea what an ISO 3166 country code is, and has no reason to know).
More information about the tz