Converting times

JonathanC at JonathanC at
Wed Nov 5 22:38:47 EST 2003

Thanks Sarah, Jacque and Monte for your investigations. So, it looks like 
Daylight saving is the culprit! 
I'm still puzzled as to why I get the 2-hour discrepancy with dateItems:

ask "Enter a time:" with "8:17 am"
convert it to dateItems
convert it to short time
put it

=> 10:17 am

Also, since "8:17 am" Aust. Eastern Summer Time" = 7:17 am Aust Eastern 
Standard Time, I can't understand why the time went FORWARD on 
reconversion,not back.

FWIW, here's a few other experiments I did after receiving the last few 

[They all begin with...
  get "8:17 am"
and end with
  answer it]

convert it to internet date
=> Thu, 6 Nov 2003 09:17:00 +1000

set the useSystemDate to true
convert it to internet date
=> Sun, 11 Jan 1970 08:17:00 +1000

convert it to system time
=> 9:17 AM

set the useSystemDate to true
convert it to system time
=> 8:17 AM

I'm not familiar enough with Revolution yet but, those of you who are, 
does this behaviour make sense to you?

Jonathan Cooper
Manager of Information / Website
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

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