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

Philip Paeps 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.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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