On Thu, 11 Apr 1996, Magnus Mengelbier wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Apr 1996, Daniel DuBois wrote:
> > Is the time field in GMT or local time? If it's "loggers choice", should
> > there be a way in embed that info in the file?
> I suspect it would be easiest to let the logger choose. If that is the
> case, I would probably prefer that information as to GMT or local be
> given somewhere in the log. A reference to time zone in the log preamble
> or including the zone stamp next to the time reference, 1304GMT. If no
> reference is given to the time zone, there is a problem if we combine
> logs in an analysis.
I would recommend the existing CLF designation of GMT offset:
03:02:24 -0400 is the same thing as 07:02:24 GMT
and doesn't require a time-zone lookup table as would the equivalent
Of course it would save space to not put the offset in every entry. A
preamble reference should suffice, plus an inline reference whenever
daylight savings kicks in or out.
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- Re: Time
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