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Re: Time zone 'GMT+8'

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: silly8888 <silly8888(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: seiliki(at)so-net(dot)net(dot)tw, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time zone 'GMT+8'
Date: 2009-11-29 14:42:35
Message-ID: 14214.1259505755@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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silly8888 <silly8888(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> From http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/datatype-datetime.html#DATATYPE-TIMEZONES

> Another issue to keep in mind is that in POSIX time zone names,
> positive offsets are used for locations west of Greenwich.

Yeah, we're caught between two incompatible conventions :-(.  I suggest
reading the whole section linked to above, it should make things
clearer.

			regards, tom lane

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