ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 6 09:36:33 CET 2003
It's a Linux issue. Solaris gives:
 "2003-03-06 08:27:23 GMT"
> as.POSIXlt(Sys.time(), "HST")
 "2003-03-05 22:27:40 HST"
which looks right to me. Past experience suggests that Solaris's POSIX
conformance is much better than glibc's. Since my RH7.2 box does it too,
I will look for a workaround. (The problem seems to be in the use of
tzset, and the code of zdump may indicate how to get around this.)
On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Adrian Trapletti wrote:
> Can anybody give me a hint why as.POSIXlt doesn't recognize the same
> timezones that zdump knows about (Linux Suse 8.1 and Suse 7.3)? Is there
> a workaround?
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> [Previously saved workspace restored]
> > Sys.time()
>  "2003-03-06 08:20:09 CET"
> > system("zdump CET")
> CET Thu Mar 6 08:20:14 2003 CET
> > as.POSIXlt(Sys.time(), "HST")
>  "2003-03-06 08:20:18 CET"
> > system("zdump HST")
> HST Wed Mar 5 21:20:20 2003 HST
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