Calendar Types

Keean Schupke k.schupke at
Tue Feb 15 05:20:26 EST 2005

Ashley Yakeley wrote:

>No, a CalendarTime without a time zone would simply be a local time. It 
>would not correspond to any particular absolute time.
Linux systems can (and a lot do) have their system type (in the hardware 
clock) set to GMT. Localtime is calculated from the timezone when you 
call the gettimeofday function. This in IMHO is much better than windows 
broken system of actualy moving the clock forwards and back for 

This does mean that the above assumption could be wrong on linux, where 
the default with no timezone could be GMT.


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