"Permanent" DST

Brett Frankenberger rbf+nanog at panix.com
Thu Mar 17 20:55:48 UTC 2022

On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 10:29:07AM -0700, Owen DeLong via NANOG wrote:
> You’re right… Two changes to a single file in most cases:
> 1.	Set the correct new timezone (e.g. MST for California).
> 2.	Turn off the Daylight Stupid Time flag.
> The previous change involved updating MANY zone files to change when
> DST happened.
> This change eliminates that complexity altogether.
> This is a MUCH simpler change than the previous one.

If the requirement is "I need to correctly convert epoch time to
localtime for all times at or after the time when the new rules go into
effect", that's a workable solution.  If the requirement includes
getting it right for historical times, then, well, not so much.

     -- Brett

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