[time-nuts] The Problem with Time & Timezones - Computerphile
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri May 9 14:07:19 EDT 2014
holrum at hotmail.com said:
> Ahh, but with Lady Heather you can specify the time zone offset (down to
> the second) and the when the daylight savings time switchovers occur. And
> from experience, I can tell you that the code to do it is a royal pain in
> the ass... not all that hard to do, but a pain to test.
Part of the problem is that "when the daylight savings time switchovers
occur" changes over time. The problem is a whole lot easier if all you are
interested in is converting the current UTC to the current local time.
The *nix world uses the time-zone database. I assume it is available on
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