Keean Schupke k.schupke at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Jan 26 13:11:11 EST 2005

Graham Klyne wrote:...

> I regard timezones (as opposed to timezone offsets from UTC) and leap 
> seconds as specialized issues that don't impact many of the common 
> uses for date/time.  A time library shouldn't preclude sensible 
> implementations of these, but I don't think it needs to include them all.
It will need proper timezone information. For example if it does not 
include the proper information for UK daylight savings time, my 
Personal-Video-Recorder box, written in
Haskell, will record the wrong programs in summer.


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