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Re: RFC 99 (v3) Standardize ALL Perl platforms on UNIX epoch

From:
Chaim Frenkel
Date:
September 24, 2000 12:54
Subject:
Re: RFC 99 (v3) Standardize ALL Perl platforms on UNIX epoch
Message ID:
m34s35h8gf.fsf@csamnycln01.nyc.csam.com
>>>>> "CN" == Chris Nandor <pudge@pobox.com> writes:

CN> At 13:23 +0200 2000.09.20, Bart Lateur wrote:
>> This surely was a bad design decision from the hardware guys. Very
>> shortsighted.

CN> I don't know if it has anything to do with the hardware clock.  It has to
CN> do with what the Mac OS API returns for seconds since epoch.  The
CN> difference from GMT, or the difference from anything, cannot be hardcoded,
CN> because it is dynamic, depending on what timezone you are in at the moment.

What sets the timezone? And can it be different for different applications
running at the same time?

How does an application query what the current timezone or zone offset is?

<chaim>
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