FW: Fingerprinting timezones

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Aug 9 04:26:31 UTC 2011

> From: Conrad Irwin [mailto:conrad.irwin at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 7:59

> I wanted to ask if anyone has seen a
> similar attempt in the past?

The closest analog I know, though it's not the same problem,
is GNU Emacs, which guesses the far-future rules for
your time zone by probing the near future.  It knows about
the usual patterns of rules world-wide.  (It throws in the
towel with Israeli rules, though -- good luck with that!)

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