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

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Sat Nov 18 23:22:19 UTC 2023

Peter Krefting via tz wrote in
 <dd2e53d1-4550-a9ff-b975-b734e8c6484e at softwolves.pp.se>:
 |Doug Ewell via tz:
 |> I’ve always been led to believe that “Daylight Saving Time” (with or 
 |> without the odious extra ‘s’) is North American and Australian 
 |> terminology, and that Europeans instead use the term “summer time” 
 |> to refer to an alternative time standard observed during some period 
 |> that includes the summer.
 |Indeed. In Scandinavia it is always "summer time" and "winter time". 
 |(The only people using "normal time" or "standard time" are those of us 
 |who want us to stop with the shenanigans of changing the clocks.)
 |Before I started writing software on computers that had reliable 
 |clocks in them, I had never heard about "daylight savings time".

I want to note a psychological issue here.
As far as i know people in the north have a high suicide rate,
Finland especially.  (However i did not look in all of that for
almost twenty years, since beginning of September 2005 to be
exact.)  So either you are a hopeless Indian farmer in the fangs
of Monsanto, or you are a Fin or another such poor soul.

I think this thread already revealed the hope of the Stonehenge
Brits to look at big LED lamps that shine in a warm white each and
every day of the year (Yay!), but in the end my gut feeling says
that Sunshine is still a bit different and preferable.

In sofar "daylight saving" is a human engineering trick that is
cheap but nice to have.  Whoever did it is worth a worthy Noble
price.  (Thus not in these times, but maybe later again.)

A nice SUNday everybody!

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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