[tz] Lack of "initial" transitions for some zones

Jon Skeet skeet at pobox.com
Wed Jul 22 08:18:03 UTC 2015

On 22 July 2015 at 09:11, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> Jon Skeet wrote:
>> So*if*  we wanted to change anything (and it's unclear whether we should)
>> the simplest option would probably be to give an extra zone line for each
>> of those zones, specifying standard time until the first transition.
> Thanks for looking into it.  Since this doesn't seem to affect anybody
> (other than validation testing) I'm somewhat inclined to let sleeping dogs
> lie.

Makes sense. I'll think about faking it for just these zones, with an
appropriate documentation note :) I haven't tried it for old data yet,
which may uncover problems with that approach.

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