[tz] time and cost to reprogram computers for DST in Japan

Phake Nick c933103 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 11:34:26 UTC 2018

2018-08-19 19:23, Florian Weimer wrote:

> * Tom Lane:
> > I rather imagine the professor has a point.  Yeah, code that uses tzdb
> > would be easy to update.  But Japan is likely chock-full of locally
> > grown code that has never had to cope with any situation other than
> > "JST = UTC+9", and probably hasn't got any generality whatsoever
> > about its timestamp handling.
> At last some of this code has to be touched for the new era name
> anyway, and *that* work is supposed to complete within a few months.
> (The last era transition was in 1989.)
That's for local calendar, not clocks that are fixed to local standard time.

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