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Kerry, Richard wrote: > Of course for some of us, indeed many of us, the US Daylight saving time > arrangements are completely irrelevant..... :-) > The UK arrangements are, I believe, technically at the whim of the > Admiralty, and hence not strictly predictable at all. Although in > practice they are published a bit in advance (though UK diaries tend to > state that they are not confirmed at the time of publishing), and do > tend to correspond to some European standard. Its not a standard per se, but a directive (e.g. 97/44/EC, 2000/84/EC). > This is all to say that no bit of software, CVS or otherwise, should > attempt to predict any of this, or be written with any assumption about > where the user is situated, or what time it is. > And indeed as far as I know, the only time that CVSNT uses is the UTC > (or GMT) time. Local times are displayed by arrangement with the OS. Internally cvsnt work with UTC... and this is converted to local time by the c/c++ run time libraries which either do the convertion themselves or pass the buck to the OS (it depends on your platform/os/etc.) -- David Somers - typographer/programmer/whatever Random (and sometimes useful) stuff blogged at http://www.omz13.com