[tz] EU Public Consultation on summertime arrangements

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Jul 11 17:21:55 UTC 2018

John Wilcock wrote:
> The existence of such code is not a sound basis, IMO, for adding a 
> recommendation to refrain from changing the meaning of the current abbreviations 
> (though admittedly it can do no harm to point out that such code does exist).

How about appending a sentence like the following in the next draft?


If the EU suggests new terminology, it should bear in mind the confusion that 
would ensue if the EU gave new meanings to existing names; for example, if a new 
French UTC +02 zone is called “Central European Time (CET)”, many existing 
applications that assume that CET is UTC +01 will misbehave.

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