Time Zone in Paris

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat Sep 25 20:15:14 UTC 2010

> From: Katia [mailto:katia at astrologiainlinea.it] 
> Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2010 6:44

> The problem is that according to the downloaded version of the
> database on the Google site for updates
> http://code.google.com/p/tzdata/ in 1971 the time zone in Paris
> wasn't one hour ahead of UTC.

Ah, OK, I see the problem now.  The XML data in
<http://tzdata.googlecode.com/files/tzdata_latest_all.zip> (dated
2010-08-16) are wrong for Paris, in that they say that Paris was on
UTC from 1945-09-16 01:00:00 to 1976-03-28 01:00:00 UTC.  However,
that XML data is not part of the tz database; it is generated by
someone else, from the tz database, and apparently there's a bug in
the generation process.  I suggest that you take it up with whoever
generated that data.

The tz data proper, which are in
do not have the bug.

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