[tz] [PROPOSED] Fix ambiguous leapsecs by rolling up to a minute

Michael H Deckers michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 16 10:47:40 UTC 2021

    On 2021-09-13 19:26, Paul Eggert wrote:

> In thinking about this more, we have a tradeoff here. When dealing 
> with positive leap seconds, is it more important to have unambiguous 
> timestamps, or to have a simple way to calculate UTC offsets without 
> using tm_gmtoff? If the former, the proposed patch is better; if the 
> latter, then 2021a is better.

    I do not see any trade-off. The charter of tzdb is to provide software
    that represents local times as defined by local authorities. It is
    not a competition for making local time scales "better" in any way.

    If the "right" time zone files are excepted from that charter and
    "right" local time scales may differ from the regular ones then this
    must be clearly stated.

    Michael Deckers.

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