API Design Questions (4)

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Oct 2 20:04:25 UTC 2009

On 01/10/09 13:17, Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> 	No, as far as I know that's a language-neutral standard, and is
> actually the only reliable (retains exact DST values over history
> including leap seconds, etc.) timezone format in existence.

Although it requires a lot of external knowledge to parse correctly.

What time was it UTC on 2005-10-30 01:50 America/Los Angeles?

You need to know that the DST rules were different for the US back then, 
and the date of change was different, and that they change at 2am, etc. etc.


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