[tz] [PATCH 3/3] * australasia (Pacific/Johnston): Now a link to Pacific/Honolulu.

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Sep 3 07:38:29 UTC 2013

Zefram wrote:
> The reduction by one zone for a threshold year of 0000 comes from
> Pacific/Johnston, a US minor outlying island, which is defined with data
> identical to the "HST" zone.  (Contrary to the usual practice of using
> LMT for the first segment of geographical zones.)

That's clearly an error in the database; thanks for reporting it.
A proposed patch at the end of this message.

Unfortunately I haven't had time to review the winnowing
code yet, but I do plan to get to it.


The old, standalone entry was demonstrably wrong, and the link
is more nearly right.  Problem reported by Andrew Main (Zefram) in
 australasia | 13 +++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/australasia b/australasia
index 797f81c..74ebee2 100644
--- a/australasia
+++ b/australasia
@@ -749,8 +749,17 @@ Zone Pacific/Funafuti	11:56:52 -	LMT	1901
 # no information; was probably like Pacific/Kiritimati
 # Johnston
-Zone Pacific/Johnston	-10:00	-	HST
+# From Paul Eggert (2013-09-03):
+# In his memoirs of June 6th to October 4, 1945
+# <http://www.315bw.org/Herb_Bach.htm> (2005), Herbert C. Bach writes,
+# "We started our letdown to Kwajalein Atoll and landed there at 5:00 AM
+# Johnston time, 1:30 AM Kwajalein time."  This was in June 1945, and
+# confirms that Johnston kept the same time as Honolulu in summer 1945.
+# We have no better information, so for now, assume this has been true
+# indefinitely into the past.
+Link Pacific/Honolulu Pacific/Johnston
 # Kingman
 # uninhabited

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