Error in timezone data
lee_steakley at eagle1.turner.com
Wed Aug 27 20:36:52 UTC 1997
I believe I found an error in the summer-time rules for Uruguay. The
latest version of the data (1997g) has the following as the last few
lines of the Uruguay rule:
Rule Uruguay 1989 only - Mar 12 0:00 0 -
Rule Uruguay 1989 only - Oct 29 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Uruguay 1990 1992 - Mar Sun>=1 0:00 0 -
Rule Uruguay 1990 1991 - Oct Sun>=21 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Uruguay 1992 1993 - Oct Sun>=15 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Uruguay 1993 only - Feb 28 0:00 0 -
I think the intent is to stop observing summer time after 1993 Feb 28.
However, the effect is to keep summer time forever after 1993 Oct. I
believe the next-to-last line should read:
Rule Uruguay 1992 only - Oct Sun>=15 0:00 1:00 S
That way, the change to standard time on 1993 Feb 28 is the last rule
On a personal note, I just want to thank you for going to all the
trouble of compiling this vast repository of time zone information.
I couldn't imagine trying to pull all this together myself. Thanks
also for supplying it so freely to the Internet community.
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