[tz] Fwd: FORMAT Missing in Africa/Windhoek & America/Belize

Jon Skeet skeet at pobox.com
Mon Jun 28 13:59:41 UTC 2021

On Mon, 28 Jun 2021 at 13:23, vaibhav shrivastava <vaibhav.sh17 at gmail.com>

> Thanks for answering my query.
> What I mean is that in the zone the %s is mentioned , does it not have a
> format like "2:00 - CAT" .

As explained before, it doesn't need to - because the format required by
the zone is the same format that's already present in the rule.


> %s pick from Rule but there is no Rule Save and Rule From as no DST Apply which lies in current date, as it is ended in 2017.
> %s takes the "LETTER/S" part from the rule, which in this case is "CAT",
which is the desired abbreviation. Whether or not DST is applied is
irrelevant - while many rules *do* use "S" or an empty string to allow the
abbreviation for multiple zones to be generated from a single rule, that's
not a requirement, and formatting the zone's abbreviation for a particular
period doesn't require knowing whether or not DST is applied.

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