[tz] "time zone" vs "timezone" in documentation

Walter Harms wharms at bfs.de
Wed Jul 4 07:35:03 UTC 2018

> Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> hat am 27. Juni 2018 um 21:46 geschrieben:
> Paul Eggert wrote:
> > We could distinguish "time zone" in the usual English-language sense (a set
> > of 
> > geographic locations that currently share the same standard time offset from
> > 
> > UTC) from "timezone" in the POSIX sense (a history and predicted future of
> > UTC 
> > offsets, abbreviations and isdst flags). If so, the tzdb documentation could
> > be 
> > more careful about using "time zone" for the former and "timezone" for the 
> > latter, and this would make for fewer changes to the GNU/Linux man-pages for
> > 
> > tzdb. I can look into this and propose an updated set of tzdb-related
> > patches 
> > accordingly.
> I've done that, plus a few other minor fixups, and have installed the attached
> proposed patches into the development tzdb repository on GitHub. I plan to 
> follow up by emailing to linux-man a corresponding set of patches to the 
> GNU/Linux man pages.

I would suggest adding a glossary with "timezone" and  "time zone". In a few
years everyone will have forgotten about this and everyone is confused why
this was done.


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