[tz] [PROPOSED] Be more consistent about UT vs UTC
philip at trouble.is
Tue Nov 7 18:01:01 UTC 2017
On 2017-11-07 09:32:41 (-0800), Steve Allen wrote:
>On Tue 2017-11-07T12:14:43-0500 John Hawkinson hath writ:
>>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.
>Confusion is inevitable when interpreting historic use. The best that
>can be done is to explain and apologize for our ancestors.
After reading through the diff more carefully (and with more context in
view), I agree that it makes sense to differentiate more carefully
between UTC and UT.
Explaining / apologising for our ancestors seems wise though. Perhaps a
more prominent note somewhere for the uninitiated? Possibly just
copying large chunks of your (Steve's) previous email in this thread.
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