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From Lance Andersen <Lance.Ander...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Date 2042-10-12 problem using Brasilia time zone
Date Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:18:51 GMT

On Nov 4, 2008, at 8:10 AM, Thomas Mueller wrote:

> Hi,
>> this is *not* an issue with java.sql.Date.
> I am not sure about that.

java.sql.Date is nothing but a wrapper to java.util.Date, so what you  
pass in to the valueOf get passed directly to the constructor of  
java.util.Date(int,int, int).  All of the work is done in  

>> java.sql.Date.valueOf()  calls java.util.Date(int,int,int) and if  
>> you modify
>> your test program, you will see the same results from java.util.Date.
> I submitted the problem even without knowing the exact root cause. If
> you found the root cause of the problem, or if you even know how to
> fix it, that would be great of course!
> It looks like midnight of that day doesn't exist because it is the
> beginning or end of the daylight saving time. Where I live this change
> occurs at 2 am, but in some countries the change is at or near
> midnight. From what I know, java.util.Calendar doesn't allow to set
> 'invalid' hours, and if using the lenient setting it will 'fix' the
> time. Maybe the reason is that midnight of that day is set to 11 pm of
> the previous day. This change may be the expected behavior of
> java.util.Date / Calendar, but for java.sql.Date it is a problem. So
> maybe it is required to fix java.sql.Date, not java.util.Date. But I
> am not sure because I didn't debug it so far.
>> Please update any submitted bug
> I don't see a way to update the bug. I got a mail saying: "Your report
> has been assigned an internal review ID of 1384760, which is NOT
> visible on the Sun Developer Network (SDN)". There is no link.
> Regards,
> Thomas

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