[tz] [english 100%] Re: [english 100%] Re: OpenJDK/CLDR/ICU/Joda issues with Irelandchange

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Jan 26 07:46:42 UTC 2018

Meno Hochschild wrote:
> I have adjusted my tzdb-compiler (Time4J) such that it looks if all rule lines 
> referencing the same name (here: Eire) contain any negative dst offsets. If yes 
> then let's assume summer time for SAVE=0 and winter time for SAVE < 0. So I can 
> still work with old unchanged CLDR-entries for getting "Irish Standard Time" in 
> summer.

This sounds like a good idea regardless of whether we make changes to zic input. 
Couldn't OpenJDK do the same?  I'm somewhat leery of changing zic input format 
to address this problem, particularly if a simpler workaround is available.

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