[tz] isdst bug Europe/Dublin (tzdb-2019c)

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sun Dec 15 23:52:25 UTC 2019

On 2019-12-14 17:56, Steve Summit wrote:
> Vernor Vinge has a wonderful set of SF novels ("A Deepness in the
> Sky", etc.), set in the far future, in which they measure time in
> kiloseconds, megaseconds, etc.  There's also this marvelous
> passage concerning legacy software:

> Via a million million circuitous threads of inheritance, many of the oldest
> programs still ran in the bowels of the Qeng Ho system.  Take the Traders'
> method of timekeeping. The frame corrections were incredibly complex -- and
> down at the very bottom of it was a little program that ran a counter.
> Second by second, the Qeng Ho counted time from the instant that a human had
> first set foot on Old Earth's moon.  But if you looked at it still more
> closely... the starting instant was actually about fifteen million seconds
> later, the 0-second of one of Humankind's first computer operating systems.

Should not make assumptions about other cultures, as they may be upset.
Now, would more likely have been 1.5 billion seconds later:

$ TZ=UTC date -d 2019-01-03\ 02:26 +%s # Chang'e 4 landing

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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