Tim Peters firstname.lastname@example.org added the comment:
FYI, I like the change. As I recall it, the current wording was just to avoid saying "ahead of UTC" or "behind UTC" (which was the original wording). Technically pure or not, I never saw anyone get truly confused by "East of UTC" or "West of UTC", but I fully that what people really want to know is what to do with the thing (add or subtract it).
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