[tz] Fwd: DST changes in Hungary (full historical revision)

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Sat Jun 13 09:08:41 UTC 2020

    Date:        Fri, 12 Jun 2020 14:42:08 -0700
    From:        Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
    Message-ID:  <d4a3820c-7f1c-fb5d-54b8-e5cfec855475 at cs.ucla.edu>

  | But this is curious, as that story also makes sense only if clocks
  | were set back at 00:00 "old time"


I haven't read the story in question (I don't understand a word of French,
well, merde, maybe just one or two) but I don't see how when the clocks were
set backwards makes any difference at all.   Simply setting clocks backwards
means a later event can seem to have happened at an earlier time, so a
child could be born at time X, at X+5 the clocks are set backwards 20, at
X+10 (original clock time - which is now X-10 shown on the clocks) the child
dies, hence lived from X to X-10.   What the value of X is is irrelevant.


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