[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers (POSIX time)
michael.deckers at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 21 12:00:58 EST 2011
On 2011-02-21 13:28, Ian Batten wrote about datetime notations
with a numeric time zone offset:
> Except when it isn't. RFC822 and its successors have had a good influence, and mailsystems usually get this right. But ctime(3) doesn't, and outside mail systems it's rare (see my previous message) to find systems that record the timezone symbolically, never mind numerically.
Other examples of "systems" with a numeric time zone offset are
SQL systems (TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE), and XML Schema.
Not so rare after all.
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