"Permanent" DST

Jan Schaumann jschauma at netmeister.org
Tue Mar 15 22:05:09 UTC 2022

Dave <dedelman at iname.com> wrote:
> Folks for most systems, this is a change to a single file. Not a really hard thing to accomplish

Oh, hah, good one.

I twitch with mild PTSD thinking about the last time
there was change to DST in the US[1], and how
everybody quickly found out that e.g., Java,
databases, programming languages, etc. often ship
their own (poorly kept up to date) zonefiles different
from the OS's, and that was before un-updatedable IoT
systems became ubiquitous.

Change to a single file my foot.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_in_the_United_States#2005%E2%80%932009:_Second_extension

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