Another tz compiler

Brian S O'Neill broneill at
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="">Joda Time - Java date
>and time API</a> contains a class
><code></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"
><> (2004-01-31).

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