New rules for summer time in Brazil

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Mon Oct 4 22:37:26 UTC 2004

Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires <p at> writes:

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Thanks for the warning.  I see that there is already a revised version
of this announcement here:

This revision adds Mato Grosso to the list of states that will observe
DST this year.

Apparently the Brazilian government has changed their publication
method.  Their old URLs (e.g.,:

) still work, but the new ones use a different pattern, which is more
complicated.  If you know of a simpler pattern that would work, I'd
appreciate hearing about it.

> Innovations for this year include begining of summer time on a
> Tuesday (2004/11/02, that happens to be a religious holiday for
> mourning the dead).

That's very strange indeed.

> I *really* don't believe that this starting on Tuesday will last.

Please let us know of any further changes.  If I don't hear any other
news soon, I'll send out proposed patches that agree with the current
proposal (which is to add Mato Grosso, and to change the start date to
November 2).  We should get a new version out soon, as the current
database is incorrect for time stamps starting October 17.

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