[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH] Changes for Kazakhstan and Russia 1991-2005

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Mon Apr 18 16:28:33 UTC 2016

On 04/18/2016 09:07 AM, Robert Elz wrote:
> Why are we doing "lastSun" (or lastSat) for one specific year in the past?
> The last Sunday in Sept in 1992 was Sep 27.   Why not just say so?  It
> isn't going to change...
It was partly to reduce the possibility of a typo, where the Zone line 
didn't match the Rule line. (That typo hit us anyway, alas, for a 
different reason.) More generally, the idea is to use "lastSun" when the 
legislation says "last Sunday", and to use "27" when it says "27". It's 
not a big deal either way.

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