Subject: Re: time zone range
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1999/04/20
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <7fhn5j$>
Sam Steingold  <> wrote:
| time zone ...  a number of hours offset from Greenwich Mean Time.
| Time zone values increase with motion to the west, so Massachusetts,
| U.S.A. is in time zone 5, California, U.S.A. is time zone 8...

Why did they do that? Seems backwards from other common notions
of timezones. E.g., RFC 822 mail header date format treats "PST"
(California non-daylight-savings time) and "-0800" the same,
and "PDT" == "-0700", etc.


Rob Warnock, 8L-855
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