Wrong DST rules for Mauritius

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Wed Jan 20 16:14:12 UTC 2010

The current (2010a) version of the "africa" file has "2008 only" and "2009 only" rules for Mauritius; this first appeared in "tzdata2009k.tar.gz" in July of last year.


From: Leonid A. Movsesjan [mailto:lmovsesjan at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 3:33
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Wrong DST rules for Mauritius

Good day!

There are two rules for Mauritius in current version of timezone/africa:

Rule Mauritius  2008    max     -       Oct     lastSun 2:00s   1:00    S
Rule Mauritius  2009    max     -       Mar     lastSun 2:00s   0       -

It's wrong, because Mauritius used DST only in 2008/2009, prooflinks:



So, rules should be:

Rule Mauritius  2008    only     -       Oct     lastSun 2:00s   1:00    S

Rule Mauritius  2009    only     -       Mar     lastSun 2:00s   0       -

or something like that.
Best regards,
Leonid A. Movsesjan

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