Another tz compiler
Brian S O'Neill
broneill at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 3 16:20:23 UTC 2004
Yes, that is a good summary, thanks.
Although I've not looked into it much, Joda-Time should be able to
support Martian time. It would need a new chronology, like
MartianChronology. All the other classes should then be able to work
against Martian time. New Martian time zones would have to be supplied.
Since Joda-Time uses timestamps measured in Earth milliseconds, there
might be sight errors in times and time zone offsets. "MTC-9" would have
an offset of 33290716 milliseconds, which is 0.5 ms off.
Paul Eggert wrote:
>Thanks for the heads-up. I'll propose something like the following in
>my next patch.
><li><a href="http://joda-time.sourceforge.net/">Joda Time - Java date
>and time API</a> contains a class
><code>org.joda.time.tz.ZoneInfoCompiler</code> that compiles
><code>tz</code> source into a binary format that can be used by the
>rest of the Joda API. Joda Time is freely available under a BSD-style
>PS. I wonder whether Joda Time can support Martian local time. See:
>Michael Allison and Robert Schmunk,
>"Technical Notes on Mars Solar Time as Adopted by the Mars24 Sunclock"
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