variations on GMT-8:00
Jesper Norgaard Welen
jnorgard at prodigy.net.mx
Fri Jan 19 04:48:04 UTC 2007
I guess you are referring to this:
# From Arthur David Olson, 2005-12-19
# We generate the files specified below to guard against old files with
# obsolete information being left in the time zone binary directory.
# We limit the list to names that have appeared in previous versions of
# this time zone package.
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone EST -5:00 - EST
Zone MST -7:00 - MST
Zone HST -10:00 - HST
Zone EST5EDT -5:00 US E%sT
Zone CST6CDT -6:00 US C%sT
Zone MST7MDT -7:00 US M%sT
Zone PST8PDT -8:00 US P%sT
I think that "obsolete information" is the keyword here. These timezones are
could be used by inexperienced users and therefore they are overwritten by
new versions that will presumably be less incorrect. Why "CST" is not
when CST6CDT *is* is beyond me, by the way - compare to EST and EST5EDT.
- Jesper Nørgaard Welen
From: Curtis Doty [mailto:Curtis at GreenKey.net]
Sent: Jueves, 18 de Enero de 2007 16:19
Subject: variations on GMT-8:00
Hi, this is just historical curiosity. I notice that "Rule CA" is applied
to Zone America/Los_Angeles (and therefore US/Pacific and US/Pacific-New).
But Zone PST8PDT does not have these same (California?) rules. Is there a
political precedence for this?
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