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Re: Time zone problem in cygwin

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Time zone problem in cygwin
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 22:38:58 +0200

> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:47:00 -0500
> From: Ken Brown <address@hidden>
>     http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-11/msg00532.html
> Eli Zaretskii replied and asked for the value of (format-time-string 
> "%Y-%m-%d %T %z").   The OP never responded, but the answer for me is 
> the following:  emacs 23 incorrectly reports 2009-02-05 13:35:36 -0100, 
> whereas emacs 22.3 correctly gives 2009-02-05 09:36:13 -0500 a few 
> seconds later.  One further detail:  emacs 23 gives the right time if I 
> set TZ=America/New_York prior to starting emacs; but my understanding is 
> that it's not supposed to be necessary to set TZ.

Unfortunately, I don't have Cygwin installed, so I'm forced to ask
you: can you please step through format-time-string in both Emacs 22.3
and Emacs 23, and see where does the difference come from?

Btw, were both binaries compiled with the same versions of the Cygwin
runtime libraries?

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