/OpenJDK 8

Package java.time.zone

Support for time-zones and their rules.

See: Description

Class Summary
Class Description

A transition between two offsets caused by a discontinuity in the local time-line.


A rule expressing how to create a transition.


The rules defining how the zone offset varies for a single time-zone.


Provider of time-zone rules to the system.

Enum Summary
Enum Description

A definition of the way a local time can be converted to the actual transition date-time.

Exception Summary
Exception Description

Thrown to indicate a problem with time-zone configuration.

Package java.time.zone Description

Support for time-zones and their rules.

Daylight Saving Time and Time-Zones are concepts used by Governments to alter local time. This package provides support for time-zones, their rules and the resulting gaps and overlaps in the local time-line typically caused by Daylight Saving Time.

Package specification

Unless otherwise noted, passing a null argument to a constructor or method in any class or interface in this package will cause a NullPointerException to be thrown. The Javadoc "@param" definition is used to summarise the null-behavior. The "@throws NullPointerException" is not explicitly documented in each method.

All calculations should check for numeric overflow and throw either an ArithmeticException or a DateTimeException.


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