Bugs item #6368, was opened at 2006-10-27 23:45
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Category: Core
Group: 1.8.x
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 3
Submitted By: David Wheeler (theory)
Assigned to: Nobody (None)
Summary: Time Changes Zones

Initial Comment:
When I set the TZ environment variable, Time.now properly sets the time zone (or, more specifically, the alias). But if I change the TZ environment variable to something else (or unset it), the existing time object will have its zone changed, too! Witness:


#!/usr/bin/ruby -w

tz = ENV['TZ']
ENV['TZ'] = 'Africa/Luanda'
t = Time.now
puts t
ENV['TZ'] = 'Australia/Lord_Howe'
puts t

And the output:

Sat Oct 28 00:41:30 WAT 2006
Sat Oct 28 00:41:30 LHST 2006

I think that the second output should also have "WAT" for the time zone.

Thanks!

David Wheeler <david / justatheory.com>

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