Re: Time

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 
03:02:24 EDT

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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