[tz] EU Public Consultation on summertime arrangements

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Wed Jul 11 12:39:20 UTC 2018

    Date:        Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:51:55 +0200
    From:        John Wilcock <john at tradoc.fr>
    Message-ID:  <d826b397-e5ff-51a1-bdd1-3e117796ac56 at tradoc.fr>

  | Surely there are ways for TZ and other existing systems to accommodate 
  | such a change in the meaning of a time zone name?

TZ doesn't care really, so that's not an issue.

However there is lots of other code which believes it sane to
parse the zone acronym and draw conclusions from it (that is,
if "CET" appears, it must mean UTC+01 and if CEST is there,
it must mean UTC+02).   That's horribly unreliable, and should
be squashed.    But it is more widespread than you'd think.


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