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Re: RFE: Modification to the Timezone Modifier

From: Marko Myllynen
Subject: Re: RFE: Modification to the Timezone Modifier
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:35:02 +0200
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On 2013-12-10 02:49, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 12/09/2013 08:22 AM, Marko Myllynen wrote:
>>>> It seems like it would be reasonable to add some sort of modifier to the
>>>> existing %:::z to request suppression of leading 0.  If we didn't have
>>>> back-compat to worry about, I'd even suggest making %:::z be the short
>>>> form, and %0:::z be the 0-padded form.
>>> sorry for the delayed reply and thanks for your insights - I've now
>>> filed so let's see how it goes.
>> the request has been rejected on the basis that there are no current
>> implementations.
> The rejection also mentioned that an appropriate setting of TZ can
> already be used to achieve what you want:
> TZ="<UTC+3>+3<UTC+4>" date
> In other words, if setting TZ is already sufficient, then why
> standardize anything else?

sorry, I think I was being a bit unclear earlier - I used date as an
example but the goal was to be able to adjust the fi_FI locale so that
it would produce correct time strings. I've added this clarification to
the above request as well.


Marko Myllynen

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