Tzcode2005p.tar.gz and tzdata2005p.tar.gz

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at
Mon Dec 5 21:38:33 UTC 2005

Thanks; I'll incorporate that in the next round.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Eggert [mailto:eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU] 
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 4:34 PM
To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
Cc: tz at
Subject: Re: Tzcode2005p.tar.gz and tzdata2005p.tar.gz

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 ones.

--- 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
 # using the System V "TZ" scheme (half-hour offset), or anything
 # 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
 # the old rules were written).
 # If you need the old rules, uncomment ## lines.

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