proposed tz patches for Indiana, New Brunswick, Gaza, etc.

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Sun Jan 22 08:38:28 UTC 2006

Deborah Goldsmith <goldsmit at> writes:

> I believe you, I just don't understand why

I vaguely recall that it's because zic recognizes this situation
specially, and refuses to create the two hour-apart transitions that
the rules would require if applied strictly.  Instead, it merges the
transitions in the common-sense way.

zdump isn't the program that makes this decision; it's zic.  zdump
merely reports what zic did.

If my recollection is correct, ancient versions of zic didn't do that,
and this caused several problems.  I don't remember offhand when this
got changed.

I suppose it couldn't hurt to document this in the zic man page, if
someone wanted to volunteer to do that....

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