[tz] zic changes (2/2)

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Mar 3 02:47:04 UTC 2016

Guy Harris wrote:

> The same, of course, applies to PST8PDT and so on; it's not as if the "+" is somehow magical.


> "Typo" as in "the string 'stdoffset[dst[offset][,start[/time],end[/time]]]' was intended to be 'stdoffset[dst[offset],start[/time],end[/time]]', but somebody accidentally put the square brackets in wrong", so that the you can omit everything after "stdoffset", or you can have "dst..." and omit the offset and/or the end times, but if you specify "dst" you can't omit the start and end values"?

Yes.  The idea is that if you put in the dst substring, you must also append 
rules.  Otherwise there are no rules.

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