From: Edmund Lian <elian@in...> - 2002-01-29 22:04:23
>>Once you HAVE the time zone, however, it is easy to adjust all your times
The problem is more subtle than this. Each timezone may or may not have
daylight saving time. There are rather wacky DST rules out there, so you'll
need to take these into account. Converting from UTC to a local time is
relatively easy. Converting from one timezone to another is more involved
since DST may be in effect in either timezone. Your best bet is in this
case is to convert from one local timezone to UTC, then from UTC to the
other timezone. Note that UTC = GMT time, but GMT is no longer the accepted
name for Zulu time.
From: Edmund Lian <elian@in...> - 2002-04-10 05:16:01
> Technically, UTC != GMT. See:
Yes, but why complicate the issue even further? :-)
Wow, how is it that you're only now reading and responding to stuff posted
On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Edmund Lian wrote:
> Yes, but why complicate the issue even further? :-)
Hence the <pedantic/> tagset :)
> Wow, how is it that you're only now reading and responding to stuff posted
> in January???
Back in January, I was under a big deadline, so I only skimmed the list.
I've gotten a number of other big deadlines out of the way, so I'm taking
some time to catch up :)
I'm at least trying to read the entire thread (when it all occurs within a
few days) before replying with anything that might have already been said
On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, Edmund Lian wrote:
> Note that UTC = GMT time, but GMT is no longer the accepted name for
> Zulu time.
Technically, UTC != GMT. See:
(I bring this up mainly because I was surprised to read it, but now
nothing surprises me about the inaccuracies of time :) ).