proposed patch for Honduras and El Salvador's change this weekend
eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Fri May 5 08:17:25 UTC 2006
Oscar van Vlijmen <ovv at hetnet.nl> writes:
> Reportedly (wordltimezone.com, some Spanish media) Honduras chose to follow
> Guatemala and will observe DST [this weekend]
Thanks for the heads up. I can't find any more-official confirmation,
but if it's good enough for the AP and NACION, it's good enough for me,
particularly since the change takes effect this weekend.
> My theory is: DST ends Saturday 02 September 2006 24:00 local time.
That's a reasonable guess (it's 2 hours away from our guess for
Nicaragua). Another possibility is the last Sunday in September
at 00:00, which is what they did the last time they observed DST.
I think I'll assume that for now.
Here's a proposed patch to the tz database for this. Thanks again.
--- northamerica 2006/05/01 13:44:41 2006.6
+++ northamerica 2006/05/05 08:08:13 2006.6.0.1
@@ -2085,9 +2085,19 @@ Zone America/Santo_Domingo -4:39:36 - LM
-4:00 - AST
# El Salvador
+# From Paul Eggert (2006-05-05):
+# worldtimezone.com reports a 2006-05-02 Spanish-language AP article
+# saying Honduras will start using DST midnight Saturday, effective 4
+# months until September, and a 2006-05-03 NACION article saying El
+# Salvador will follow suit. For lack of better info, assume they'll
+# use the same end-of-DST rules as in 1987 and 1988.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Salv 1987 1988 - May Sun>=1 0:00 1:00 D
Rule Salv 1987 1988 - Sep lastSun 0:00 0 S
+Rule Salv 2006 only - May Sun>=1 0:00 1:00 D
+Rule Salv 2006 only - Sep lastSun 0:00 0 S
# There are too many San Salvadors elsewhere, so use America/El_Salvador
# instead of America/San_Salvador.
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
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