proposed time zone package changes

Jonathan Leffler jonathan.leffler at
Mon Jul 13 01:54:29 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Dave Cantor <Dave at> wrote:

> On 11-Jul-2009, Arthur David Olson wrote:
> > Here are proposed time zone package changes, with summary information
> followed
> > by the actual changes. If no problems are found, these will appear on the
> > ftp site in nine days.
> >
> >                               --ado
> > *     zic.c
> >               Do not end a binary file with a POSIX-style time zone
> string
> >               for locations that end up in permanent DST
> >               (thanks to Andreas Schwab).
> I should have written this when Andreas Schwab first wrote his note, but I
> forgot to do it.
> I disagree with this.  When a region does not observe DST at all,
> the POSIX string simply indicates its abbreviation and offset,
> e.g. UTC0 or EST5.   When a region observes DST all year, it's
> the same as observing the standard time of the next time zone
> eastward all year.   In my opinion, it should simply be coded
> that way.
> Please reconsider.


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