[tz] "non-standard" timezones

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Jan 6 19:28:43 UTC 2013

On 01/06/2013 10:29 AM, Shawn Steele wrote:
> are there *any* known cases where people make exceptions to the standard?

It's not that common, but happens often enough that people
have written up procedures for how to do it.  For example,
see <http://wiki.debian.org/TimeZoneChanges> and look for
"change the file adding the new lines".

> Reusing names for different behavior seems bad for interop

Yes and no -- nearly every tz release reuses names for
different behavior, because releases typically update
database entries.

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