[tz] tzdata isstd question
random832 at fastmail.com
Fri Oct 30 17:42:53 UTC 2015
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On Thu, Oct 29, 2015, at 16:14, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Sorry, I must be missing something, but I am not following the question.
> For that absolute transition, there's no difference between 02:00
> standard time, 03:00 local time, and 08:00 UTC; they're all the same
> thing, and the "s" in "2:00s" is purely for convenience in the source
The binary data does include information about the difference for the
purpose of determining how the transition should be treated if the
timezone is transposed to a different offset due to being used as the
basis for interpreting POSIX rules.
This data is in the sections which tzh_ttisgmtcnt/tzh_ttisstdcnt
determines the size of.
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