Time format error in Olson TZ rules for Asia
Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Apr 27 16:15:12 UTC 2010
| For this particular case, I've jumped in my time machine and changed
| the timezone compiler so that a rule such as...
| Rule whatever 2010 max - Mar Fri>=26 2:00 1:00 D
| ...does the right thing.
> That's good, I didn't know that we had that ability - so the Jordan rule
> could be changed to use that, right? That is, your comment was more to
> the point that "lastFri" is not equivalent to "day after lastThu", rather
> than saying that we needed to retain 24:00 in the data file.
Well...the "24:00" support was introduced in 1998, while the "Fri>=26" support was introduced in 2004.
So going with "24:00" makes more out-in-the-field time zone compilers happy.
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