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Re: a bug in date concerning daylight saving time

From: Lao DanTong
Subject: Re: a bug in date concerning daylight saving time
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 20:43:34 -0300 (BRT)

On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, Bob Proulx wrote:

Lao DanTong wrote:
John Cowan wrote:
Maybe you want to argue that dates without times should mean the first
second of the day rather than 00:00:00.

Yes. this makes a lot of sense, don't you think? Notice that date reports
illegal date for a date specification like --date=2007-10-14+2hours, which
should be legal and render as 2007-10-14T03:00:00

What should be done for other invalid dates such as Feb 30th?

good point. I think Feb 30th could produce:

$ date --date 2007-02-30
Fri Mar  2 00:00:00 BRT 2007

as the date used to do in old times. I don't think this could be harmful in any way, and the result IS meaningful.

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