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

Marc Sackeli marc.sackeli at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 23:30:38 UTC 2019

Understood.  From the looks of it, state names are only used when the state
itself doesn't adhere to a single timezone. North Dakota, Kentucky,
Indiana, etc.

Thanks for the response, that's clear things up for me.

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> 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.
> Right.
> > 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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