Graham Leggett minfrin at sharp.fm
Thu Jul 17 04:29:36 EDT 2008

Derek Atkins wrote:

>> Try the string "2008-04-11 00:02:00 +0200". Same timestamp. Different 
>> date.
> * sigh *
> Are you intentionally ignoring my repeated statement that we need

No, read back what you said, which was "For example, what's
the difference between "2008-04-10 18:02:00 -0400" and
"2008-04-10 15:02:00 -0700"?   I would argue that there *is* no
difference.  Both timestamps are talking about the exact same time.
And hey look, they both say "2008-04-10"."

You are claiming, in this sentence, that the change in timezone doesn't 
cause a change in date. I have showed your assertion to be false for the 
example you gave.

> Nah, it's pretty easy to be consistent.  Indeed, GnuCash *IS*
> already very consistent on this already.

I have hunted down many bugs, and I can identify bugs that have a high 
risk of coming back, this is one of them.

Remember my point about engineering finance software very carefully? 
Avoiding bug traps like this is one way you do this.

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