[tz] please do not enforce limits in code for time zones

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Mon Jan 22 18:55:59 UTC 2018

On Mon 2018-01-22T18:47:07+0000 Stephen Colebourne hath writ:
> > Does newer Java code (Java 9, ThreeTen-Backport) also have these
> > limitations?
> No. The biggest limit is that offsets are constrained to -18 to +18 hours.

The traditional calendar for observing at Lick Observatory has always
had days begin at local noon.  This means that the time zone for the
Lick calendar is 20 hours behind Greenwich.  I implore all
implementors to accommodate local time zones which are not limited to
the list that is part of tzdb.

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