[tz] POSIX-TZ-environment-variable-style string rules

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Jul 28 05:23:24 UTC 2016

Alexander Belopolsky wrote:
> While tzcode behavior is more logical, glibc code seems to better match the
> documentation and it will probably be an uphill battle to get a fix into
> glibc. [3]
> I think a better solution would be to make zic add a redundant transition
> when the local time type corresponding to the last transition does not
> match the POSIX rule.

Thanks for the bug report. How about a belt-and-suspenders approach? That is, 
add the redundant transition, but also fix localtime.c to implement the 
documented behavor.

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