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Re^3: Converting local time to UTC mystery

by ikegami (Pope)
on Sep 05, 2011 at 16:26 UTC ( #924272=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Converting local time to UTC mystery

I would need to find out how much I am away from UTC.

...which changes during the year, making it that much more difficult. Yeah, hardcoding offsets is not the way to go.

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Re^4: Converting local time to UTC mystery
by ikegami (Pope) on Sep 06, 2011 at 00:48 UTC
    That said, '+0200' can be replaced with 'local'
      Indeed this works, thanks a lot!!! I wonder, where this is documented...

      For completeness, here the working function call:

      my $seconds_since_epoch=str2time($timestamp_local, 'local');

      Ronald Fischer <>
        «The time_zone parameter can be either a scalar or a DateTime::TimeZone object. A string will simply be passed to the DateTime::TimeZone->new method as its "name" parameter. This string may be an Olson DB time zone name ("America/Chicago"), an offset string ("+0630"), or the words "floating" or "local". See the DateTime::TimeZone documentation for more details.»

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[Corion]: Maybe I can still find something that is compatible with handlebars.js (which has JS precompilation) but allows for two-way data binding (which is great for the UI)
[Corion]: Two-way data binding means that if you change something in a text box, the corresponding variable in your Javascript gets updated immediately as well, and if you then change the variable, the corresponding text box also gets updated
[Corion]: That is a horrible approach that was also taken by Access, but if you have hooks that prevent automatic saving to the database, it is incredibly handy

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