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Re: Timezone handling problem in icalendar.el/icalendar-import-*

From: Christian Lynbech
Subject: Re: Timezone handling problem in icalendar.el/icalendar-import-*
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 23:40:39 +0100
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>>>>> "Ulf" == Ulf Jasper <address@hidden> writes:

Ulf> Changed timezone names to "STD" and "DST". As I understand these are
Ulf> just names and should consist of alphabetic characters only.

Hm, perhaps. 

My understanding is/was that some names are recognized (such as CET for
central europe or PST for pacific standard time). These maps to (the
equivalent of) GMT+1 (for CET). Ie. I thought we had a synctactic requirement
(must start with a letter and be at least three letters long) and a
semantic (must belong to this particular set). If a function such as
mktime() encounters something it cannot parse it wil just assume GMT.

If this is correct, why not just use "GMT" rather than "STD" and "DST"?

                              -- Christian

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