Tzcode2005p.tar.gz and tzdata2005p.tar.gz

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Mon Dec 5 21:34:05 UTC 2005

I suggest the following one-line comment change to the systemv file,
the next time it gets published.  It addresses two issues.  First, the
"before" in the old comment is backwards, as the US DST changes
occurred after (not before) the old System V rules were written.
Second, we now have two sets of US changes (1987 and 2007), not one,
so the comment shouldn't imply that the 1987 changes were the only

--- systemv	2005/11/29 19:04:59	2005.16
+++ systemv	2005/12/05 21:29:02	2005.16.0.1
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 # No attempt is made to handle Newfoundland, since it cannot be expressed
 # using the System V "TZ" scheme (half-hour offset), or anything outside
 # North America (no support for non-standard DST start/end dates), nor
-# the change in the DST rules in the US in 1987 (which occurred before
+# the changes in the DST rules in the US after 1976 (which occurred after
 # the old rules were written).
 # If you need the old rules, uncomment ## lines.

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