"Austin Ziegler" <halostatue / gmail.com> writes:

> On 8/15/06, Patrick Spence <patrick / pkspence.com> wrote:
>> As for the issue of returning "Central" vs "CST" or "CDT", I'm not
>> overly concerned with that at this time. No doubt, that will change.
>
> I'm not sure it'll change. You're on Windows, and Windows is stupid
> this way, preferring to spell out "Central Daylight Time" instead of
> "CDT"; I have yet to figure out how to get the output from a Windows
> format string to be abbreviated or better yet to return a +/- offset.
>
> It is the "Central Daylight Time" that is causing the parsing to be
> incorrect, because most date systems are sensible.

It's time to make use of missing/strftime.c when on Windows.

> It may be worth reporting a bug to the tracker on RubyForge.org. If
> you can figure out a patch, that's even better and you can also put it
> in the same place.
>
> -austin
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