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2011-12-09 14:20:02.557156+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Jon Skeet: OMG Ponies!!! (Aka Humanity: Epic Fail).

...but on October 7th this year, Argentina announced that it wasn't going to use daylight saving time any more... 11 days before its next transition. The reason? Their dams are 90% full. I only heard about this due to one of my unit tests failing. For various complicated reasons, a unit test which expected to recognise the time zone for Godthab actually thought it was Buenos Aires. So due to rainfall thousands of miles away, my unit test had moved Greenland into Argentina. Fail.

On how Unicode and timezones can mess you up. Via Sean Conner.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-11 14:41:17.960788+00 by: meuon

As I am delivering a very complex customer billing and vending system in the Dominican Republic right now. all I can do it cry and nod my head. What has saved me compared to the .Net developers is Linux, PHP, MySQL, Perl.. etc.. do seem to handle these issues well. So far.