Wednesday Mar 25, 2009 at 22:04
TPE update sometime next week
I should have an update to The Photographer’s Ephemeris available by mid-next week.
The forthcoming version (Beta 0.7.5) will add fully automated support for daylight savings time to round out the timezone features. This has involved some heavy lifting to implement, and when done, in total, the timezone and daylight savings time features will probably comprise – to my surprise – around a third of the code base.
I hate timezones. Arbitrary, awkward, inconsistent outputs of politicians and tectonic plate movements!
Timezones and daylight savings policies get changed frequently and somewhat unpredicably. Anecdotally, I heard from my wife that her home state of Queensland, Australia rejected daylight savings on account of the ‘fact’ that it would (i) disturb the cows and (ii) fade curtains.
There you have it.
Stephen · Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 22:04 · Permalink