A question about Amsterdam in 1900
dpatte at relativedata.com
Sun Oct 10 05:05:18 UTC 2010
I was reviewing some historical zones & rules, and I can across a date
for Amsterdam that has me a bit confused.
I'm not sure if I'm misinterpreting the records, or whether a record is
Lets take Jan 1, 1900 for Amsterdam.
The Zone table for Europe/Amsterdam shows:
a GMT offset of 0:19:32 (and no rule) until 1835, then
a GMT offset of 0:19:32 (and Neth rule) until July 1 1937 - using '%s'
So for Jan 1, 1900 I am assuming I should be looking for a rule in the
Neth rules records
But the first 'Neth' Rule starts 1916.
I can easily easily understand that this means that there is no special
save amount to apply on Jan 1st 1900, but what letters should I be using
for that date given that the zone says the letters should be %s?
Since the zone record says '%s' for that date, should there not be a
rule record starting in 1835 that gives a save amount of 0, and provides
the letters 'AMT'?
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