The RULE TYPE column
AndyLipscomb at decosimo.com
Fri Jul 21 13:05:34 UTC 2006
The "pacificnew" file includes rules with type "uspres" and "nonuspres" to reflect a proposal that would have extended daylight savings time in the US Pacific zone to the Sunday following Election Day in Presidential election years (same as Summer Olympic years). This would be combined with a uniform poll-closing time (within the 48 contiguous states and DC) of 21:00 EST, 20:00 CST, 19:00 MST, and 19:00 PDT. However, since that law was never adopted, the zone in question is commented out, so would not appear in a parsed file.
(If that file is to be retained, it needs to be tweaked anyway, so that the regular rules in it follow the new US style--unless it was already done.)
From: Srdjan Krajnalic [mailto:ludiskr at yahoo.com]
Sent: Fri 21 July 2006 08:51
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov; tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: The RULE TYPE column
Unless I'm missing some of the data files, the only rule TYPE ever used is "-"
The man page states:
TYPE Gives the type of year in which the rule applies.
If TYPE is - then the rule applies in all years
between FROM and TO inclusive. If TYPE is something
else, then zic executes the command
yearistype year type
to check the type of a year: an exit status of zero
is taken to mean that the year is of the given type;
an exit status of one is taken to mean that the year
is not of the given type.
What other types except for "-" are allowed?
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