Default time zone for a location (previously Europe/London)

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue Sep 5 14:30:26 UTC 2006

"Srdjan Krajnalic" <ludiskr at> writes:

> For example, when blindly processing 
> Rule    Ghana   1936    1942    -       Sep      1      0:00    0:20    GHST
> Rule    Ghana   1936    1942    -       Dec     31      0:00    0       GMT
> # Zone  NAME            GMTOFF  RULES   FORMAT  [UNTIL]
> Zone    Africa/Accra    -0:00:52 -      LMT     1918
>                          0:00   Ghana   %s
> One is to apply LMT until 1918, then apply standard time zone offset until
> the first rule. However, one does not know what time zone name to apply for
> the given location,

If you're using standard time, the Rule line says the time zone name
is "GMT" here, so that's what you'd use.

> Is it possible for you to easily add the default time zone name to the
> file

I'd rather not, since that would be one more thing to maintain by

I guess by "default time zone name" you mean the name of standard time
in the foreseeable future, but that is something you should be able to
compute from the existing data.

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