From: Bill Seymour (bill-at-the-office_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-15 11:51:45
One thing I noticed after a cursory look at the WIKI docs
is that civil dates and times seem to be stored as local
time; and that seems to be causing lots of confusion
(like the airplane departure and arrival times problem
mentioned on the WIKI page, "Timezone Adjustment").
Why not always store civil time as UTC and convert to some
specified time zone only at I/O time when human-readable
dates and times are required? Doesn't that make the
problems go away?
--Bill Seymour, St. Louis
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