[tz] tm_isdst: to be or not to be? [WAS: Did Greenland abolish daylight saving from 2024 on?]

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Nov 17 22:04:57 UTC 2023

Guy Harris via tz said:
> The surprise, for me, is that they use the term "Daylight Saving Time" at all.  Perhaps, in the Irish case. where "standard time" is observed in the summer and "winter time" is observed in the winter, they adopt the North American/Australian term because "summer time", for them, unlike for the rest of Europe, *is* "standard time", so they can't speak of "standard time" vs. "summer time".

My suspicion is that they're someone like me who just says "Oh, the clocks
have changed *again*" and never refers - except in this sort of discussion
- to "summer time" in that sense. The correct terms in the UK are actually
"Greenwich Mean Time" and "British Summer Time".

So they had no idea what was the right thing to write, so they googled and
got caught by some US site.

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