cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_tc.c
dwmalone at maths.tcd.ie
Tue Jun 24 09:13:50 PDT 2003
> In message <20030624160221.GA24710 at walton.maths.tcd.ie>, David Malone writes:
> >The EU directive on summer time actually defines the start and end
> >of summer time in Europe using GMT,
> Now, careful here. Directives are translated to each of the N countries,
> and the translation takes into account local legislations, so obviously
> the british version will have to refer to GMT, since that is legally
> the time in UK.
Good point, maybe I should have been clearer.
The document in question is the EU Directive, which is the version
before any local legislations has been applied. It isn't the British
version of the legislation.
It defines the time at which summer time begins and ends to be the
same in all countries, and defines that in terms of GMT. It *does
not* say that the time used in that country is defined relative to
GMT, only that the start and end of summer time is at a certain GMT
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