[tz] [PATCH] Pacific/Fiji DST for 2012-2013.

lord.buddha at gmail.com lord.buddha at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 09:17:28 UTC 2012

2nd last sounds good so long as there is precedent for it.   Perhaps the
real pattern here is do something different every year with just a months
or so notice so a wait and see approach is most wise.  There is an election
promised for 2014 which might result in a change.

On 30 August 2012 04:01, Robert Elz <kre at munnari.oz.au> wrote:

>     Date:        Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:37:11 +0100
>     From:        Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk>
>     Message-ID:  <503E2917.2090101 at mev.co.uk>
>   | "2nd last Sunday" seems a little obscure though.  Probably just a
>   | coincidence it fits two years running.
> For October there have been (or will have been, after this next one)
> three of them, which is more like a pattern, particularly if it happens
> again next year.   For summer time ending this will be only the
> second time, so basing forward estimates on that is more problematic.
> The "2nd last" thing isn't as weird as it sounds, though we don't yet
> have enough data to know if that's how they're picking dates (deliberately
> os just because some other factor leads to the same result).
> Another plausible possibility is "Sun>=19" (the last Sunday that results
> in a full week after the shift) (in a 31 day month of course).
> Assuming the basic pattern continues, we'll know which of those it is
> (assuming it is either) when the dates for 2015 are announced (the
> 2014-2015 dates for the Jan date, and the 2015-2016 dates for Oct).
> kre
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