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Subject: Re: [boost] [date_time] Time zone improvements
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-26 07:55:24

Luke Camden wrote:
> Stewart, Robert wrote:
> >
> > It is certainly deficient. We have wrapped it here with a
> > mechanism that locates rules based upon the year, but we
> > merely smoothed over the multiple-changes-per-year problem
> > by picking the dominant values for a given year. It's a
> > hack, but good enough for our purposes.
> Whose purposes is it good enough for? Does this mean you think
> there is no reason to 'correct' the API?

Between "we have wrapped it here" and my signature block, I thought it was obvious I was referring to my employer. That does not mean the deficiency ought not to be corrected, just that what we've done has been good enough for our purposes. Whether that will always hold I can't say.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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