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Re: Time shift problem when calling svn_time_to_cstring (when using Python)?

From: Mathias Weinert <mathias.weinert_at_gfa-net.de>
Date: 2006-06-09 16:46:31 CEST

Mathias Weinert wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> > Subversion times are all stored in GMT. The svn_time_to_cstring() function
> > keeps the output in GMT (as denoted by the 'Z' suffix).
> > svn_time_to_human_cstring(), however, shows localized time (and reveals the
> > timezone offset on which it based its calculations):
> >
> > % python
> > Python 2.3.4 (#1, Feb 2 2005, 12:11:53)
> > [GCC 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)] on linux2
> > Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> > >>> import time, svn.core
> > >>> t = time.time()
> > >>> svn.core.svn_time_to_cstring(int(t * 1000000))
> > '2006-06-08T16:02:11.542558Z'
> > >>> svn.core.svn_time_to_human_cstring(int(t * 1000000))
> > '2006-06-08 12:02:11 -0400 (Thu, 08 Jun 2006)'
> > >>>
> >
> > As you can see, that second date is four hours off from the first, but the
> > offset is display as four hours from GMT, so all is as expected.
> >
>
> Thanks for the explanation.
>
> > I don't think you should need to change any of dates in the test expected
> > output. Are you seeing something that makes you think otherwise? (Got
> > specific examples?)
>
> I just found out where my problem lies. The svn_time_to_cstring delivers
> the correct GMT date but mailer.py then prints the date in the human
> readable form. As a result of this the output of mailer.py depends on the
> time zone of the caller and therefor I will always get differences
> between my output and the expected one which is found in mailer-t1.current.

Sorry, I meant mailer-t1.output.

Mathias

> So I think the only possibility to avoid this is to set the local timezone
> to GMT before running the test (or setting it within the test). Or do you
> have any other idea?

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