[tz] DST ends 2040 in Oracle database

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Wed Jan 30 12:17:44 UTC 2019

    Date:        Tue, 29 Jan 2019 23:32:45 -0800
    From:        Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
    Message-ID:  <96498127-37cf-e097-2b18-10864f7a0edf at cs.ucla.edu>

  | Also, if an ingredient labeled "expires 08/07/2019" is made in Puerto Rico and 
  | used in Germany, do the applicable FDA regulations say that the date should be 
  | interpreted in Puerto Rico time or in German time?

Bigger problem, does that mean the 8th of July or the 7th of August ?
In Puerto Rico, that would probably be the latter, but in Germany
quite possibly the former, which would have them being used for
a month after their intended expiry.

Most drugs I see have the expiry date listed as (just) month and year
(perhaps unless they have a very short shelf life) - but for anything
that is years away from the manufaacture date is anyone (FDA
included) really asking anyone to believe that one day here or there
is going to make a difference, especially as environmental conditions
are most likely not well controlled.   The hour (or two) of time variation
for summer time is never going to be relevant.


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