[tz] [PROPOSED] Be more consistent about UT vs UTC

John Hawkinson jhawk at MIT.EDU
Tue Nov 7 17:14:43 UTC 2017

When I read the patch, I found it confusing and it seemed like many of the changes would become harder to understand. I went back and reread Paul's front matter explaining the concern was timestamps prior to the existance of UTC. Then I threw away my composed message expressing concern.

So I think Philip's point is probably correct. This change seems like it creates more confusion, both in documentation and in strings printed by the code.

--jhawk at mit.edu
  John Hawkinson

Philip Paeps <philip at trouble.is> wrote on Wed,  8 Nov 2017
at 01:08:34 +0800 in <20171107170834.GF13707 at rincewind.trouble.is>:

> I wonder if it wouldn't be easier to simply note "where we write UTC, we
> actually mean UT when referring to timestamps before UTC was
> introduced".
> While UTC is comparatively poorly understood, UT is simply unknown
> to anyone who hasn't been reading tzdata diffs or hanging out with
> time nerds for a while.

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