[Pharo-project] Bug in DateAndTime?

Norbert Hartl norbert at hartl.name
Tue Mar 27 11:47:34 EDT 2012


I discovered that 2 month ago and did not make a submission. I fixed it by not relying on julianDay when using epoch. It is

DateAndTime class>>epoch
	"Answer a DateAndTime representing the Squeak epoch: 1 January 1901 in UTC timezone"

	^ self basicNew
		ticks: SqueakEpoch days ticks offset: Duration zero;

I wanted to submit the fix but then a few tests fail with this change. One test I identified that coded the wrong assumption about duration into the test. But then I didn't find enough time to fix the rest. 

I attach what I've got so far. It is the change and a test that tests the shift. Sorry for not submitting that earlier. It is a fix for 1.3


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Am 27.03.2012 um 05:17 schrieb Sean P. DeNigris:

> Max Leske wrote
>> DateAndTime fromUnixTime: <seconds>
>> DateAndTime>>fromUnixTime: anInteger
>> 	^ self fromSeconds: anInteger + 
>> 		2177452800 "unix epoch constant"
> This seems like a bug to me. Wikipedia defines unix epoch time as "the
> number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time
> (UTC)..."
> However, #fromSeconds: takes the resulting time and simply tacks on the
> local offset. For example, it makes 12:02pm+0hrs into 12:02pm-4hrs (for NY).
> I scraped a unix time from an html page, and put it into Pharo. The unix
> time was based (correctly as defined above) on UTC, so in this case, it
> should have done:
>  12:02pm+0hrs -> 8:02am-4hrs
> instead of
>  12:02pm+0hrs -> 12:02pm-4hrs
> To get the correct result now, one has to jump through hoops like:
> DateAndTime fromUnixTime: (1332807176 + DateAndTime localOffset asSeconds).
> or
> ((DateAndTime fromUnixTime: 1332807176) offset: Duration zero) asLocal
> Does all this sound right? If so, I'll create an issue for it...
> Sean
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