git: Sync zoneinfo database with tzdata2016h from

Sascha Wildner swildner at
Fri Oct 28 04:17:47 PDT 2016

commit fc413054cb32c9b29c7bb694f0ba263d2cf90d5b
Author: Sascha Wildner <saw at>
Date:   Fri Oct 28 13:15:44 2016 +0200

    Sync zoneinfo database with tzdata2016h from
    * Asia/Gaza and Asia/Hebron end DST on 2016-10-29 at 01:00, not
        2016-10-21 at 00:00.  (Thanks to Sharef Mustafa.)  Predict that
        future fall transitions will be on the last Saturday of October
        at 01:00, which is consistent with predicted spring transitions
        on the last Saturday of March.  (Thanks to Tim Parenti.)
    * In Turkey, transitions in 1986-1990 were at 01:00 standard time
        not at 02:00, and the spring 1994 transition was on March 20, not
        March 27.  (Thanks to Kıvanç Yazan.)
    * Asia/Colombo now uses numeric time zone abbreviations like "+0530"
        instead of alphabetic ones like "IST" and "LKT".  Various
        English-language sources use "IST", "LKT" and "SLST", with no
        working consensus.  (Usage of "SLST" mentioned by Sadika
    * The 'Theory' file now has a section on interface stability.
        (Requested by Paul Koning.)  It also mentions features like
        tm_zone and localtime_rz that have long been supported by the
        reference code.
    * The US commentary now mentions Allen and the "day of two noons".
    * The Fiji commentary mentions the government's 2016-10-03 press
        release.  (Thanks to Raymond Kumar.)

Summary of changes:
 share/zoneinfo/NEWS         | 57 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 share/zoneinfo/Theory       | 68 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
 share/zoneinfo/asia         | 80 +++++++++++++++++++++------------------------
 share/zoneinfo/australasia  |  8 ++++-
 share/zoneinfo/europe       | 44 +++++++++++++------------
 share/zoneinfo/northamerica | 28 ++++++++++++++--
 6 files changed, 207 insertions(+), 78 deletions(-)

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