[tz] Astrakhan region got approval to change its time zone

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Sat Feb 13 21:15:26 UTC 2016

On 2016-02-12 14:53, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 02/12/2016 11:29 AM, Alexander Krivenyshev wrote:
>> http://asozd2.duma.gov.ru/work/dz.nsf/ByID/DE3C735A7CF5622743257F56004250F4/
>> $File/91250509-91280822.pdf
> Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like we'll need a new zone Europe/Astrakhan, split off from the existing Europe/Volgograd. Will the new zone will switch from UTC+3 on 2016-03-27 at 02:00, to UTC+4? This detail is not in the above URL.
> In the tz database, rather than give the new zone an invented abbreviation like "ASTT" that does not correspond to existing practice, I'd like to get out of the name-inventing business and just use "+04".

I just know a bunch of people out there are cluelessly checking this string is upper case alpha.
How about just following existing practice to avoid breakage and screams, be lazy and use A%sT. ;^>

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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