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bug#641: format-time-string %Z does not work, starting with Emacs 22.2


From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: bug#641: format-time-string %Z does not work, starting with Emacs 22.2
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 22:58:58 +0200

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 22:36, Lennart Borgman (gmail)
<address@hidden> wrote:

> I would expect there to be just a little bit more than 24 possible different
> return values from "%z". It would be 24 if all zones where whole hours
> different from UTC (or what it is called now). But since some zones uses
> half hours it could be more.
>
> However 87 is a surprisingly high figure for me.

You're assuming too much. Countries in the same apparent time zone do
not have to follow the same DST rules, for example.

   Juanma






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