[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 1/4] Prefer +-NN notation for UT-offset time zones in comments.
abbotti at mev.co.uk
Wed Aug 24 14:56:15 UTC 2016
To me, UTC-1 looks too much like a traditional Unix TZ value with negated
offset, leading to possible confusion about the direction of the offset. My
personal preference would be to use the ±HHMM format (with non-negated
offsets), as that is more recognizable as an offset.
On 24 August 2016 12:40:16 p.m. Robert Elz <kre at munnari.OZ.AU> wrote:
> Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:55:42 -0700
> From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
> Message-ID: <1471996545-960-1-git-send-email-eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
> I am not a fan of this change in general, I think UTC-1 is both more
> common, and less ambiguous than -01 (from the latter it isn't even
> obvious that the expression has anything to do with time offsets)
> but this change in particular ...
> | -# Zhongyuan Time ("Central plain Time") UT+8
> | +# Zhongyuan Time ("Central plain Time") -08
> cannot be right.
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