Argentina adopts DST again

Mariano Absatz baby at
Sun Dec 23 14:23:23 UTC 2007

Paul Eggert escribió el 22/12/07 23:06:
> Thanks for the heads-up.  For lack of better info I'll propose a patch
> soon that will guess that the future rules are from the 1st Sunday in
> October to the 3rd Sunday in March, like this:
> Rule	Arg	2007	only	-	Dec	30	0:00	1:00	S
> Rule	Arg	2008	max	-	Mar	Sun>=15	0:00	0	-
> Rule	Arg	2008	max	-	Oct	Sun>=1	0:00	1:00	S
> Like Brazil, this is just a guess, it's more likely than their not
> having daylight-saving at all (until the government changes
> again....).
> The Buenos Aires Herald editorialized today, in
> <>:
> "The most striking element in the new package is the return of
> daylight saving time - a move which in the past has done very much
> more to cause problems than to offer magic solutions but which is
> certainly worth trying."
> The editorial also said that the measure needs to be legislated by
> Congress next week.  A nice Christmas present for everybody concerned,
> I'll bet.
The proposal is to enter the Parliament next Wednesday 26th and given
that  the governmen has plain majority in both chambers, it's actually
expected to be approved and published by Friday 28th (at a usually
unheard of speed for the Congress).

I think it's OK to publish the patch... I'll try to keep an eye on the
development of the proposal in Congress and report back here.

Assuming the Law actually passes, for what I read in the press (I also
couldn't find the actual proposal), the rules starting October 2008 will
probably need to change since the Law allows the Government to set the
date of starting and ending DST every year... maybe we could actually
start a gambling business regarding Argentina's DST dates (it can get
more interesting when Provinces start setting their own rules, as
happened last time).


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