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From Greg Marr <gr...@alum.wpi.edu>
Subject Re: [PATCH] performance fix for time offset computation
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2001 14:19:40 GMT
At 10:05 AM 08/29/2001, William A Rowe wrote:
> > At 07:36 PM 08/28/2001, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > >On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 03:16:42PM -0700, Brian Pane wrote:
> > > > As far as I can tell, the result of the calculation should be
> > > > independent of daylight savings (e.g., always 5 for 
> US/Eastern).
> > >
> > >Then the calculation must be wrong, since EDT is -0400.  EST is 
> -0500.
> >
> > How is the calculation wrong?  It should be 5, it is 5, I don't 
> see
> > the problem.
>
>Only if you collect DT as +0100 in a seperate operation, and use the 
>net result (-0400) when computing between LT and ST.

I wasn't referring to the usage of the value, I was referring to the 
calculation itself.  Brian said it was independent of DST, and 
produced 5 for US/Eastern.  Roy said the calculation must be wrong 
since EDT is -0400, which makes no sense.

-- 
Greg Marr
gregm@alum.wpi.edu
"We thought you were dead."
"I was, but I'm better now." - Sheridan, "The Summoning"


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