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str2time returns bad result for timezone MST7MDT during daylight time

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  • Kelly Jones
    This code: perl -le use Date::Parse; for $tz ( MST , MDT , MST7MDT ) {print str2time( 04 Jul 2009 14:42:00 $tz );} returns: 1246743720 1246740120
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2010
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      This code:

      perl -le 'use Date::Parse; for $tz ("MST", "MDT", "MST7MDT") {print
      str2time("04 Jul 2009 14:42:00 $tz");}'



      In other words, str2time returns the same Unix time for
      MST and MST7MDT on July 4th.

      That's incorrect: on July 4th, MST7MDT should equal MDT, not MST.

      This isn't related to recent DST changes, since
      daylight savings time hasn't changed for July in ages.

      We're just a Bunch Of Regular Guys, a collective group that's trying
      to understand and assimilate technology. We feel that resistance to
      new ideas and technology is unwise and ultimately futile.
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