[tz] Java & Rearguard

Andreas Schwab schwab at suse.de
Tue Jun 11 08:51:55 UTC 2019

On Jun 07 2019, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> On 6/6/19 2:49 AM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Just because the Ireland law calls it standard time doesn't mean it can't be summer time as well.
> POSIX doesn't have the notion of summer time; it has only standard time
> and daylight saving time (also called "alternative time" in POSIX).

That's what the rest of the world calls summer time.

> It's not unreasonable to use standard time in POSIX to represent standard
> time in Ireland.

No, it's unreasonable to break the world just because you can.  GMT is
standard time in Ireland during the winter, it doesn't make any sense to
call that summer time.


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