[DB-SIG] DateTime: Changing the time value handling ?!

Jim Fulton jim.fulton@digicool.com
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 13:14:00 -0500

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> When dealing with different time zones its better to have a
> set of specialized functions/classes. Time zone information
> is usually not stored together with date/time values. Most
> databases only work with broken down values and have no idea
> of the time zone the given values apply to. (And that's what
> I wrote the DateTime package for after all: to interface to
> databases ;-)

ODMG stands for Object *Database* Management Group and the ODMG
standard I keep refering to and that includes time zone in its
Time and Timestamp classes is a *database* standard.


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