[tz] zic changes (2/2)

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Thu Mar 3 00:49:45 UTC 2016

On Mar 2, 2016, at 3:50 PM, Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca> wrote:

> On 2016-03-02 16:19, Ian Abbott wrote:
>> On 03/02/16 23:02, Paul Eggert wrote:
>>> The TZ string "PST+8PDT" doesn't conform to POSIX,
>> It doesn't?
> It does appear to conform - see:
> http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/V1_chap08.html#tag_08_03
> under TZ:
> "If preceded by a '-', the timezone shall be east of the Prime Meridian;
> otherwise, it shall be west (which may be indicated by an optional preceding '+' )."

And from a quick look at whatever version of tzcode source I have, tzcode supports it.

However, as I remember, glibc has its own time zone handling code, separate from tzcode; whether *it* handles "PST+8PDT" is another matter.

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