As Garrett Wollman wrote:
> > Btw., i noticed that my timezone name has changed from MET to CET. Is
> > this official policy now?
> As I mentioned in the commit message for the data files, MET is
> history because it never made any sense (it was sort of a bizarre
> half-translation of the German `MEZ'); all English-language references
> that the timezone maintainers were able to locate used the phrase
> ``Central European Time'', so the abbreviation was changed to match.
At least, this breaks the tradition (not only of FreeBSD). Except
IBM's AIX (which uses NFT == Norway-France-Time :), every other Unix
around calls it MET now. I think the official translation for this
was ``Mediterranean Time''. This might look a little senseless, too,
but it's IMHO a bad move to break with a traditional name once people
are used to it.
I vote for keeping the previous name.
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