[tz] Java & Rearguard

Andreas Schwab schwab at suse.de
Thu Jun 6 09:49:44 UTC 2019

On Jun 06 2019, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne at joda.org> wrote:

> In effect, tzdb used to provide (0, 1) for Ireland, now it provides
> (1, 0). This was an incompatible API change for the downstream
> projects of Java and CLDR.

And it was completely uncalled-for.  Just because the Ireland law calls
it standard time doesn't mean it can't be summer time as well.  The EU
summer-time directive defines summer time as "the period of the year
during which clocks are put forward by 60 minutes compared with the rest
of the year".


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