[Opa] timezones

Nicolas Glondu nicolas.glondu at mlstate.com
Tue Jan 31 20:36:52 UTC 2012

Le 31/01/2012 20:09, Owen Gunden a écrit :
> Is there any support for handling timezones? I don't see anything in
> the Date module.
> I need to get a GMT time on a server where the system clock is in EST.
> I happen to know what the offset is so I could do it by hand (with
> Date.shift_forward), but it would be nice if the code were robust to
> different server timezones (e.g. running in the cloud).

While waiting, if you want a hack that will work on any timezones, you 
can use the number of hours of epoch:

If above 12, you are likely in GMT-something and GMT+something below 12 
(some extremal timezones may fail but this can be fixed easily if it's 
really a problem)

Which gives (in old syntax) :

get_timezone() =
     n = Date.get_hour(Date.epoch)
     if n < 12 then n
     else n-24

Hope it helps.

Nicolas 'HenJi' Glondu

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