[tz] Please include Montreal

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Mon Nov 13 22:57:38 UTC 2017

    Date:        Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:12:51 -0800
    From:        Guy Harris <guy at alum.mit.edu>
    Message-ID:  <1331A59A-26DB-4D0B-8BC2-07448C5F1874 at alum.mit.edu>

  | If your UI is expected to be used by people who *aren't* familiar
  | with tzdb names, it should not use tzdb names, whether it's a GUI
  | interface or not.

The standard way to find out the time in some specified location

	TZ=something date [+%...]

(in scripts, or on the command line).

If the "something" is not to be a tzdb name, what do you suggest using ?

If tzdb names are to be used there, how would you suggest explaining to
users how that one method is to be used in one place, and a different
method in a different place?

Like it or not, the tzdb identifiers *are* the identifiers used to
name and select time zones.   As long as we don't try and read more
into them, than that they are timezone identifiers, that's fine by me.


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