Time Zones changes in Argentina
baby at baby.com.ar
Mon Feb 4 12:43:14 UTC 2002
AFAIK, as the 1999 Timezone Law was never effective, so there was no DST
applied during that period...
El 1 Feb 2002 a las 21:15, Paul Eggert escribió:
> > From: "Mariano Absatz" <baby at baby.com.ar>
> > Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 10:39:00 -0300
> > now that I browse your proposed changes I see that the change to DST
> > that was to happen in 1999/2000 (and never came to life, see the
> > thread "Changes in Argentina (or not)" starting June 6, 2001) are
> > still reflected in the tables.
> > In fact, there are 2 entries in EVERY zone in Argentina of the form:
> > > -3:00 Arg AR%sT 1999 Oct 3
> > > -4:00 Arg AR%sT 2000 Mar 3
> > to cancel the effect of the rules:
> > > Rule Arg 1999 only - Oct Sun>=1 0:00 1:00 S
> > > Rule Arg 2000 only - Mar Sun>=1 0:00 0 -
> > Wouldn't it be more simple to just erase all of them (including the rules,
> > obviously)?
> Yes, thanks, that would simplify the tables, and it wouldn't affect
> the offset from UTC; but it would be a change nevertheless. It would
> change both the time zone abbreviation ("ART" versus "ARST") and the
> indicator of whether daylight-saving time was in effect at the time
> (tm_isdst, in the C programming language).
> My impression is that the period in question was considered to be
> daylight-saving time. That is why the tables are written the way they
> are. If I'm wrong about that, please let me know.
Mariano Absatz - El Baby
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