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Re: Daylight Savings time problem


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Daylight Savings time problem
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 11:06:25 +0200 (IST)

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001 address@hidden wrote:

> Today is 2001/04/02.  I am in the Pacific Time Zone.
> I am running Windows 2000 and the system time control panel says it's PDT.
> Unfortunately, emacs doesn't think that PDT starts until next sunday 
> (2001/04/08).
> It appears that the built-in function current-time-zone is returning the 
> wrong value.
> The output from M-x eval-expression with "(current-time-zone)" displays this:
> 
> (-28800 "Pacific Standard Time")
> 
> By changing my clock to next sunday, I get this:
> 
> (-25200 "Pacific Daylight Time")
> 
> As a result, the clock in emacs is wrong, and my compiles complain at me 
> constantly.

This appears to be a known Windows bug, see:

  http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/headlines/2001.asp

As a work-around, I suggest to set your time zone in the regional
settings to something like GMT-9 instead of PST.  This is a temporary
setting, since the bug should go away next Sunday.



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