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Re: [Nmh-workers] date math

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] date math
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:12:06 -0800

On Dec 15, 2014, at 5:57 PM, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:

> FWIW, in a rough survey of people who have chimed in on this issue, a
> significant majority are in the "Local Time Now!" camp.  So unless others
> wish to make their case, I'm going to make that the default.  But I think
> Jerrad's suggestion about including the alternative, commented out, in
> all of the various files is a good one.

I would urge you to re-read Robert Elz's comments, and spend a day 
contemplating the consequences of this change.  He did a much better job 
explaining the concerns I have about this.

At the very least, make the change carry the converted info along side the 

But ultimately, I think this change is ill thought out and should not be 
applied.  Popular (by vote) ideas are not necessarily the correct ones.  For 
people who actually use dates (as Robert also pointed out), this change 
destroys the point of using local TZ information in the header.  Otherwise, we 
would just normalize the date headers to UTC everywhere.

If people want things converted to local time, let them make the change in 
their profiles.  Maybe we need an easier format verb to simplify the process – 
I certainly would not argue against that.


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