[tz] Irish Standard Time vs Irish Summer Time

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Fri Jan 19 08:54:40 UTC 2018

On 2018-01-19 08:44:12 (+0000), Stephen Colebourne wrote:
>Thanks for the revert, however I disagree that it is an appropriate
>change to make in general.
>The IANA charter of TZDB says:
>"To be clear, the TZ Coordinator SHALL NOT set time zone policy for a
>region but use judgment and whatever available sources exist to assess
>what the average person on street would think the time actually is, or
>in case of historical corrections, was."
>I do not believe that the "average man on the street" in Ireland
>thinks their clocks go back in winter, I think they believe their
>clocks go forward in summer. More specifically, the project is about
>de facto time as perceived by the masses, not what the legal documents

Actually, "in the fall, clocks fall back" is a way at least some people 
remember what to do with their clocks when going in or out of DST.  I 
have no idea where I first heard that though.

I think the "average man in the street" anywhere in the world that 
observes DST merely wishes people would stop messing with his clocks 
every time it happens.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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