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From: Anthony Williams (anthony_w.geo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-29 04:50:35

"John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Jeff Garland wrote:
>> Ok, I've looked at it. It clearly looks like a DST related problem.
>> I can't tell if it's a machine configuration problem or a library
>> problem...I just know it's something boost date-time can't really
>> fix. Essentially the problem is that std::local_time and
>> std::gmtime are returning a time that's 1 hour ahead
>> GetSystemTimeAsFileTime. So unless the owner of the machine can
>> diagnose why this has started I guess we should mark this one as
>> expected.
> I can reproduce this here: the test fails with Borland 5.8.2 and 5.6.4 but
> passes with msvc-8, intel-9.1 and mingw32. So it's a runtime library issue,
> not a system one by the looks of it.

That's a known bug in the Borland library. Well, known to some people, anyway:
I was told about that bug a few months ago in an unrelated discussion. I don't
remember whether there was a workaround.


Anthony Williams
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