[tz] Irish Standard Time vs Irish Summer Time

Michael H Deckers michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 10 22:32:05 UTC 2017

On 2017-12-08 06:38, Paul Eggert proposed the change:

> +    This change does not affect UT
> +    offsets or abbreviations; it affects only whether timestamps are
> +    considered to be standard time or daylight-saving time, as
> +    expressed in the tm_isdst flag of C's struct tm type.
> +    (Discrepancy noted by Derick Rethans.)
      This is wrong: the dst bit determines whether timestamps are
      considered to be daylight-saving time or not. The definition
      of the tm_isdst flag does not even mention standard time, and
      standard time is not an antonym to daylight-saving time.

      In fact, any dictionary tells us that daylight-saving time
      is advanced, and not retarded, over the time used otherwise,
      and the case of Ireland shows us that standard time may agree
      with daylight-saving time.

      Michael Deckers.

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