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

Paul Gilmartin PaulGBoulder at AIM.com
Sat Jun 13 15:06:24 UTC 2020

> On 2020-06-13, at 03:08:41, Robert Elz wrote:
>    Date:        Fri, 12 Jun 2020 14:42:08 -0700
>    From:        Paul Eggert
>  | But this is curious, as that story also makes sense only if clocks
>  | were set back at 00:00 "old time"
> Huh?
> 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.
In estate law it might matter whether that child dies before
the age of majority.  But that's a concern only if the days,
not just the hours, are out of sequence.  ("De minimis non
curat lex")

-- gil

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