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

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 16 05:39:01 UTC 2016

WRT abbreviation, Are we sure that Astrakhan actually needs to be identified with a *distinct* abbreviation?  Though I agree that a new zone entry is required, it seems to me that the people living in the region will consider this as a move from Moscow time to Samara time.  Perhaps it would be better just to model it as MSK before the switch, and SAMT after?


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From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Paul Eggert
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Subject: Re: [tz] Astrakhan region got approval to change its time zone

Paul Eggert wrote:
> the idea is to experiment with this approach in the new zones (since 
> they have no backwards-compatibility concerns) before using it in other zones.

Attached are two proposed patches along these lines. I haven't installed them into the experimental github repository, as I want to test some more first and get feedback. The second is merely a related commentary cleanup in zone*.tab.

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