Does a day start at 1:00 AM everwhere?
mark_powell at symantec.com
Fri Oct 27 07:52:43 CDT 2006
I have a user-specified date. I want to convert it to seconds and
factor in 86400 to establish the range of seconds for that date, so that
I can compare a file's creation date to determine whether that file was
created on that specified day. The problem is I am not sure what is
used as the starting point for a date's seconds counter. At 6:42 this
morning, I ran this:
put the short date into theDate
convert theDate to seconds
put ((the seconds - theDate) / 3600)
and got 4.710556, which suggests that a date starts at 1:00 AM and not
midnight. Is this accurate? And more importantly, is this the way the
computation would be handled on any client machine anywhere?
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