[tz] Fwd: Fiji DST for 2012-2013 announced

Arthur David Olson arthurdavidolson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 00:40:03 UTC 2012

> > Microsoft's time zone information cannot encode penultimate Sundays,

> a "POSIX-style" TZ environment variable string can't encode it either!
> Does zic omit the recurring rule string from the end of the version 2
tzfile in this case?

zic does indeed omit the rule string in such cases. Examining such
omissions is a way of identifying areas where the POSIX specification might
be usefully extended (for example, recognition of a 'u' element in a time
of day to specify that it's universal time--this would allow a POSIX-style
Godthab rule).

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