[tz] Montreal timezone
tz at derickrethans.nl
Mon Apr 18 15:34:22 UTC 2016
On Mon, 18 Apr 2016, Random832 wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2016, at 22:47, Vincent Tourneyrie wrote:
> > The problem is that this move to a secondary timezone leads to tons of
> > problems and hours of corrections and explanation (mainly due to quick
> > and dirty implementations of TZ but I cannot blame half of the developers
> > of the planet).
> > The fact that PHP uses this list expose this timezone list to the public.
> PHP is a back-end programming language, and doesn't expose anything to
> the public. I assume you are referring to an application written in PHP.
PHP has an internal version of the library, and provides a file for
listing all timezone identifiers:
> Why does your program expose the timezone names instead of the
> descriptions from zone.tab - in this case, the current description of
> America/Toronto is "Eastern - ON, QC (most areas)"?
And PHP exposes that through:
derick at whisky:/tmp $ php -n -r '$tz = new DateTimeZone( "America/Toronto" ); var_dump( $tz->getLocation() );'
> Also, even for a program that does expose timezone names, it's not
> clear why you can't still display America/Montreal, which appears as a
> symbolic link created by the backward compatibility file.
PHP does not use the on-system zic compiled versions of the database,
but as my previous email says, it supports both America/Montreal and
America/Toronto just fine.
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