[tz] Did Greenland abolish daylight saving from 2024 on?

Brooks Harris brooks at edlmax.com
Sat Nov 18 20:33:18 UTC 2023

I agree.

The point I was getting at is about the term "standard time". The law says:

"...shall be advanced one hour and such time as so advanced shall for the
purposes of such Act of March 19,1918, as so modified, be the standard
time of such zone during such period;"

Thus it is "standard time" whether or not DST is in effect. This is 
consistent with international practice but not with typical expressions 
such as "Eastern Standard Time" v.s. "Eastern Daylight Time".


On 2023-11-18 2:51 PM, Robert Elz via tz wrote:
>      Date:        Sat, 18 Nov 2023 10:52:34 -0800
>      From:        Steve Allen via tz <tz at iana.org>
>      Message-ID:  <20231118185234.GA23319 at ucolick.org>
>    | On Sat 2023-11-18T12:39:42-0500 Brooks Harris via tz hath writ:
>    | > I hope we do not overlook the fact that the term "standard" is ambiguous.
>    |
>    | The legal situation in the US is less clearly defined than that.
>    |
>    | > PUBLIC LAW 89-387-APR. 13, 1966, AN ACT
>    | > SEC. 3. (a) During the period commencing at 2 o'clock antemeridian
> You should read that as 2 a.m.  as that's what it is saying.  antemeridian
> means "before noon" and the full interpretation of it is "2 on the clock
> before noon" (ie: the clock shows 2, and it is before noon).
> None of that has anything whatever to do with lines of longitude.
> kre
> ps: I truly wish we could get rid of the abominable habit of calling
> 12:00 (24 hour clock) as 12pm (12 hour clock) and 00:00 as 12am, 12:00
> *is* the meridian, and so cannot be after it (not post meridian) nor
> can it be before it.   And 00:00 is both 12 hours before, and 12 hours
> after (different) noons, so it is both 12am and 12pm, and so using
> either of those is meaningless.   12n (or nn or something) and 12mn
> make much more sense than 12am and 12pm.   (On the other hand for
> 12:00:01 than am or pm makes perfect sense, depending which is meant).

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