[ntp:questions] Re: OT: zone source file syntax

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Tue Aug 9 12:27:49 UTC 2005

Ben Fitzgerald wrote:
> I am sure the rules are ok. I just don't understand them! The first
> says add an hour, then the second says add 0? But the clocks go back
> in winter. Can you please explain this rule:
>>> Rule    EU   1996  max     -       Oct     lastSun  1:00u  0    -
> Apologies for labouring this but I want to comprehend it.

Ben, during the summer, one hour is added, during the winter, zero hours 
are added.  The data gives the absolute offset, not the step.


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