[tz] [PROPOSED 2/3] Clarify comment saying “no longer used”
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Mon May 28 06:39:58 UTC 2018
* africa: Make it clear that the rarer African abbreviations are
still used in the data, even if only in older timestamps.
africa | 16 +++++++++-------
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git a/africa b/africa
index 84e1ce2..eb7f8ae 100644
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
# tz at iana.org for general use in the future). For more, please see
# the file CONTRIBUTING in the tz distribution.
-# From Paul Eggert (2017-04-09):
+# From Paul Eggert (2018-05-27):
# Unless otherwise specified, the source for data through 1990 is:
# Thomas G. Shanks and Rique Pottenger, The International Atlas (6th edition),
@@ -51,13 +51,15 @@
# I vaguely recall 'WAT' also being used for -01 in the past but
# cannot now come up with solid citations.
-# I invented the following abbreviations; corrections are welcome!
-# +02 WAST West Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
-# +03 CAST Central Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
-# +03 SAST South Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
+# I invented the following abbreviations in the 1990s:
+# +02 WAST West Africa Summer Time
+# +03 CAST Central Africa Summer Time
+# +03 SAST South Africa Summer Time
# +03 EAT East Africa Time
-# 'EAT' also seems to have caught on; the others are rare but are paired
-# with better-attested non-DST abbreviations.
+# 'EAT' seems to have caught on and is in current timestamps, and though
+# the other abbreviations are rarer and are only in past timestamps,
+# they are paired with better-attested non-DST abbreviations.
+# Corrections are welcome.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
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