POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.beta-test : Call to Arms: Datetime : Re: Call to Arms: Datetime Server Time
23 Oct 2021 22:25:00 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Call to Arms: Datetime  
From: jr
Date: 11 Aug 2021 08:30:00
Message: <web.6113c1c821f771715e0fed26cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Folks,
>
> regarding the `datetime(now)` issue, I need more information from you
> folks, to make sure I'm not hunting a phantom.
>
>
> As far as I can tell, there may be as many as three variants of behavior
> out there, with `datetime(now)` returning the current time as either...:
>
> (A) UTC time,
>
> (B) LOCAL time, properly respecting daylight savings time, or
>
> (C) LOCAL time, IGNORING daylight savings time,
>
> with all variants appending a literal "Z" (intended to indicate UTC, but
> being bonkers in cases (B) and (C)).

I get, for Slackware 14.[12] systems, '(c)'; tried with 3.7.0.8 and 3.7.1 (alpha
and rc), and various 3.8.0, from alpha 9945627 to beta.1.  same for 3.7.0.8 on a
Debian VM.  all but Debian "unofficial" versions built from tarballs.


regards, jr.


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