Brazil rule issue

Rodrigo Severo rodrigo at
Thu Nov 27 10:18:54 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 4:19 PM, Gustavo De Nardin <gustavodn at>wrote:

> > The cases are specified through 2038 (the maximum year associated with a
> signed, 32-bit time_t value).
> > After that (through year "max") the rules say that DST ends the third
> Sunday of February every year; this is wrong by a week in some cases but is
> better than nothing.
> Just a note.. personally I don't think a knowingly wrong rule is
> "better than nothing", it forces the sysadmin to fix the clock 2
> times. I think when there's no good rule "forever", make it apply only
> for the known cases and leave it alone so the admin can easily handle
> it on his own if needed. Not gonna happen anytime soon in this case,
> but happened almost every year in Brazil before this new rule.

I second that.

Rodrigo Severo
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