"New" DST... how will that impact us?

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Wed Nov 1 11:09:57 EST 2006

Actually, Eric, that's not quite true if you count the UK in Europa  
(I do, since I live in both the UK and France). I am old enough to  
remember when the UK and French switch-over dates did not coincide,  
so change is not inconceivable, and there is currently a proposal  
being at least tentatively discussed in the UK to change the whole  
thing permanently. See




On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 18:54:18 +0100, Eric Chatonet  
<eric.chatonet at sosmartsoftware.com> wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> Here in Europa, no change is planned.
> And there are states in the USA that never change of hour as Hawaii
> (as far as I know :-)
> Le 31 oct. 06 à 18:29, Ken Ray a écrit :
>> Well, if we didn't have enough issues with dates, here's a new
>> twist: The
>> "Energy Policy Act of 2005" was passed through Congress recently
>> and it is
>> going to cause Daylight Savings Time to start a month earlier and
>> end a week
>> later starting next year (2007).
>> Link:
>>    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6393658
>> So since apparently only the US is doing this (am I right about
>> that?), it
>> would seem to mean that any code the depends on DST starting the  
>> first
>> Sunday in April and ending the last Sunday in October will have to
>> change.
>> And if the reason PCs and Macs can automatically switch over to  
>> DST is
>> because of "hard-coded" information on the motherboard, then they
>> will have
>> to change too.
>> Does anybody know what other computing effects this will have?
>> Also, does
>> anyone have any info about how Revolution will handle the change?
>> (Perhaps
>> this is best asked of RunRev...)
>> Don't want this to be another "Y2K"...
>> ;-)
>> Ken Ray
>> Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
>> Web site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
>> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com

Graham Samuel / The Living Fossil Co. / UK and France

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