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MS Visual C++ daylight saving time bug

From: David L. Martin
Subject: MS Visual C++ daylight saving time bug
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 09:31:12 -0500


I've seen a problem with WinCVS 1.2 since the daylight saving time
switch on 4/1/01 which I believe is due to the so-called "April
Fool's 2001 Bug" in the Visual C++ runtime library.

This may be old news to some, but I was caught off-guard by it.
Basically, any calls to ctime() or asctime() will result in a time
uncorrected for daylight saving time for the period 4/1-4/8 for
the year 2001 for some older versions of msvcrt.dll

This was apparently fixed in Visual Studio 6 Service Pack 3.

David Martin

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