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[REBOL] Re: Daylight saving (Was: RE: Re: Swatch time)

From: carl:cybercraft at: 9-Oct-2001 14:19

On 08-Oct-01, Cassani Mario wrote:
> Hi all, >>> And isn't it time Daylight Saving was banned? (Kicked in >>> this morning >>> here - grumble, grumble...) >> >> I think we should be permanently on Daylight saving - they >> should ban going back :) >> > How can I know if the Daylight saving are "active" or > not? > The two different versions of 'internet-time suggested > in the thread give different results on my computer and a .exe > program I have gives a further internet time (and the local > time is one hour late). > I am using NT 4.0 sp6 (I know, it's a shame). > The timezones/daylight handling makes me crazy, I am never > sure windows gives the right time, it looks like the BIOS and > windows use two different clocks... > Mario Cassani
This is where I look to see any oversea's times... As to daylight saving being taken into account by computer programs, well, it's a big ask, as it changes on different days in different countries, and even if it did change on the same day everywhere, it'll still be changing at different times in each country. The whole thing's daft and the Net will probably kill it off. In the UK times used to be different throughout the country - till the railways came and with it the need for timetables. It was too complicated to work out when the towns down the line were all a few minutes different from each other, so the UK switched to a single time for everywhere. (Well, except for Northern Ireland it would seem.) -- Carl Read