[tz] Anticipated strategy for handling US state DST rule changes

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Dec 11 23:20:09 UTC 2019

On 12/11/19 3:14 PM, Marc Sackeli wrote:
> If this is a potential outcome, is there an idea of how the tz database 
> would adapt to this change? My guess is that new entries would be 
> created to allow us to delineate between these states.


> We are currently 
> covered if California decides to change thanks to America/Los_Angeles,

Not if the rest of the Pacific time zone decides not to change. In that 
case, we'd need to create America/Seattle etc. We'd prefer city names to 
state names, as that's the convention.

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