[tz] Issue with Africa/Casablanca
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat May 18 08:34:56 UTC 2019
David Gauchard wrote:
> Latest version of zic produces an empty TZ string with Africa/Casablanca (and El Aaiun)
> Would it better be at least GMT0 ?
By "empty TZ string" I assume you mean the string at the end of the TZif file.
Traditionally, zic has omitted that string if it couldn't express far-future
rules in the form of an extended POSIX TZ environment variable, as is the case
for Morocco. Alternatively, I suppose zic could attempt to approximate
far-future rules as best it can within the extended-POSIX framework, and use a
string like "<+01>-1"; however, this could well give data consumers a false
confidence in predicted timestamps. Perhaps it would be better to leave things be.
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