proposed tz patches for Indiana, New Brunswick, Gaza, etc.
eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Sun Jan 22 08:38:28 UTC 2006
Deborah Goldsmith <goldsmit at apple.com> writes:
> I believe you, I just don't understand why
I vaguely recall that it's because zic recognizes this situation
specially, and refuses to create the two hour-apart transitions that
the rules would require if applied strictly. Instead, it merges the
transitions in the common-sense way.
zdump isn't the program that makes this decision; it's zic. zdump
merely reports what zic did.
If my recollection is correct, ancient versions of zic didn't do that,
and this caused several problems. I don't remember offhand when this
I suppose it couldn't hurt to document this in the zic man page, if
someone wanted to volunteer to do that....
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