[tz] [PATCH 0/2] Follow Australian common usage and update CST/CST to CST/CDT and EST/EST to EST/EDT etc [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
T.Arceri at bom.gov.au
Wed Jul 2 00:21:45 UTC 2014
Great to see this going ahead. Thanks to Paul and others who have helped with this. As has been mentioned previously it seems tz itself has been adding to the confusion over the years (our systems included) and I hope to see that confusion eased by this change.
From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Paul Eggert
Sent: Monday, 30 June 2014 5:47 PM
To: Russ Allbery; Time Zone Mailing List
Subject: Re: [tz] [PATCH 0/2] Follow Australian common usage and update CST/CST to CST/CDT and EST/EST to EST/EDT etc [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
On 2013-04-12 Russ Allbery wrote:
> I'm increasingly of the opinion that the tz database should just use
> the most unambiguous abbreviations (AEST/AEDT) even if there isn't a
> clear consensus in general usage.
I am tempted to agree, particularly since (prompted by Rich Tibbett's proposed patch on github) I finally got around to surveying general usage and it appears that there is a working (though by no means
universal) consensus in Australia to use abbreviations like "AEST" and "AEDT", and furthmore, we appear to have been mistaken in our assumptions about abbreviation usage in the past. Details are in the attached proposed patch, which I've pushed into the experimental tz version on github. I couldn't resist adding a quote about the daylight-saving preferences of "chuckleheaded Queenslanders and straw-chewing yokels from the West".
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