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Re: Funny timezone shift causes failure in test suite

From: Liam Stewart <liams(at)redhat(dot)com>
To: thomas(at)pgsql(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Funny timezone shift causes failure in test suite
Date: 2001-11-06 17:22:38
Message-ID: 20011106122238.A14272@redhat.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 05:27:44AM +0000, Thomas Lockhart wrote:
> I glanced at the CET timezone database on my Linux box and it seems that
> there is a DST gap between 1944 and 1977. Certainly I see entries in,
> for example, PST8PDT for this time period whereas for CET I see no
> entries at all.

Europe/Amsterdam has a nice big gap between 1945 and 1977. Perhaps they
stopped observing it for a while and Java's not that bright?

> Is Java guaranteed to use the system timezone database? In any case,
> istm that there is a discrepency between Rene's expectations of DST
> behavior and the info in the zoneinfo database.

I haven't looked the internals of any JRE, but I would think that the
system's timezone database would not even be acknowledged. Java most
likely has its own internal database.

Liam

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Liam Stewart :: Red Hat Canada, Ltd. :: liams(at)redhat(dot)com

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