"Permanent" DST

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Wed Mar 16 22:20:13 UTC 2022

It appears that Chris Adams <cma at cmadams.net> said:
>Once upon a time, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> said:
>> You’re right… Two changes to a single file in most cases:
>> 1.	Set the correct new timezone (e.g. MST for California).
>And now your system displays wrong info 100% of the time, since as I
>understand it, the zones will be changed (e.g. for me, CST will change
>from UTC-0600 to UTC-0500).  How will you distinguish between "old" MST
>and "new" MST when you see it listed?

No, the names of time zones will not change. California would
permanently be on PDT.  If you want to call it MST, that's OK, too.

Arizona is on MST which is the same as PDT. Puerto Rico is on AST
which is the same as EDT. Neither of them are going to change.


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