[tz] User time zones

Thom Hehl Thom at pointsix.com
Thu Dec 8 12:49:58 UTC 2011

My boss is forcing me to have both UTC and local time in the database. I've pointed out this is a colossal waste of time and space and then said, "Yes, sir.":)

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From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Jaakko Hyvätti
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 7:21 AM
To: tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] User time zones

What others have said, I would put simply: always transmit and store times 
in UTC. Only convert to local timezones in user interfaces.  Otherwise, 
you'll lose your mind, fast.

Also, force your data sources to use UTC.  Otherwise, they'll lose their 
mind too.

Foreca Ltd                                           Jaakko.Hyvatti at foreca.com
Tammasaarenkatu 5, FI-00180 Helsinki, Finland        http://www.foreca.com

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