[tz] zdump bug in Asia/Singapore

Tim Parenti tim at timtimeonline.com
Mon Sep 29 14:32:57 UTC 2014

Sorry to be a pain, but your proposed fix at 
still doesn't quite read right to me.

I think it's important, at least for -c, to clarify exactly what is 
meant by "inclusive" and "exclusive".  Proposed further patch attached.

Tim Parenti

On 11 Sep 2014 03:17, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Tim Parenti wrote:
>> Unfortunately, it seems your example doesn't match observed behavior.
> Right you are.  Thanks for catching that.  Since it doesn't really
> matter I'd rather leave the code alone, and fix the documentation to
> describe it, as that'd be less disruptive (and also easier to implement
> :-).  Problem fixed in the first proposed patch attached.
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From 5dee6bf7a299b09b57dca73b4d93eed4ad164a88 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Tim Parenti <tim at timtimeonline.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:15:30 -0400
Subject: * zdump.8: Further clarify zdump cutoff behavior.

 zdump.8 |    4 +++-
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/zdump.8 b/zdump.8
index be220fa..d9f9944 100644
--- a/zdump.8
+++ b/zdump.8
@@ -55,7 +55,9 @@ implementations with different time representations.
 Cut off verbose output at the given year(s).
 Cutoff times are computed using the proleptic Gregorian calendar with year 0
 and with Universal Time (UT) ignoring leap seconds.
-The lower bound is exclusive and the upper is inclusive; for example, a
+The lower bound is exclusive of 00:00:00 UT January 1 of the specified year
+and the upper is inclusive of 00:00:00 UT January 1 of the specified year;
+for example, a
 .I loyear
 of 1970 excludes a transition occurring at the very start of 1970 but a
 .I hiyear

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