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Re: [DotGNU]timezone question

From: Iain Hallam
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]timezone question
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 23:48:32 +0100
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Rhys Weatherley wrote:
Yes, I'd like to know this too.  I was an hour late last
week because I arrived at "local - 10 hours", which
is my correct timezone.  But it appears that GMT
had moved and wasn't where I thought it should be. :)

(Speaking as an inhabitant of 0.0 degrees W/E - A couple of miles South of Greenwich...)

GMT never moves. The UK, however, does adopt British Summer Time (BST) for the summer months (and my copies of Windows/other OSes always seemed to pick the right week to change). Hence, you can specify times in GMT since it is practically the same as UTC (there might be some funny extra corrections in true UTC that GMT doesn't address, but I'm not aware of any).

UTC+00:00 = GMT
UTC+01:00 = BST and European "normal" timezone.

Somepeople here do specify times in GMT all year, so they are an hour behind in the summer.

- Iain.

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