TZ changes for Brazil for 2003/2004
Vitor de Matos Carvalho
vitor at softinfo.com.br
Sun Sep 21 18:41:42 UTC 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Eggert" <eggert at twinsun.com>
To: "Oscar van Vlijmen" <ovv at hetnet.nl>
Cc: "TZ-list" <tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov>; "Vitor de Matos Carvalho" <vitor at softinfo.com.br>; "Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires" <p at ppires.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2003 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: TZ changes for Brazil for 2003/2004
> At Sat, 20 Sep 2003 20:18:48 +0200, Oscar van Vlijmen <ovv at hetnet.nl> writes:
> > The information in
> > http://www.mme.gov.br/noticias/2003/setembro/Nota%20Informativa_HV.pdf
> > is a RECOMMENDATION from the Ministry of Mines & Energy.
> > Very likely a presidential decree will follow some time later.
> Is it plausible that any presidential decree will differ from
> I don't know Brazilian politics, unfortunately; nor can I read
> Portuguese. But I don't see anything in that press release that
> indicates that it's merely a recommendation, and might change.
I still did not understand because the decree was still not published by the presidency.
> > To me it is not clear what the start-ending times are.
> > Is there any proof that 0 h wall clock time and 24 h wall clock time are
> > used for _all_ time zones?
> That's the natural assumption, as it's what seems to have been done in
> the past. I'd expect more-specific language if they wanted all the
> clocks to change simultaneously.
> > See also decree no. 2784 from 1913 about the definition of the "legal hour".
> Sorry, I don't have access to that document.
> > There are no DST related decrees after no. 4399 on the presidential decrees
> > lists for 2002 and 2003, up to decree no. 4842 from Sept. 18 2003.
> > http://www.presidencia.gov.br/ccivil_03/decreto/Quadros/2002.htm
> > http://www.presidencia.gov.br/ccivil_03/decreto/2003/_quadro.htm
> > I'd suggest: keep watching the latter page!
> That's a good suggestion. But should we hold up on updating the tz
> database until after a decree is issued?
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