VA ST and its support for Timezones


VA Smalltalk has just been released yesterday, including support for timezones. Marten put that feature under test and immediately found a problem:

DateAndTime now printString -> 2012-09-18T20:45:20.939+01:00

Pretty cool and – eh wrong for my country: Germany. The correct answer should be:

2012-09-18T20:45:20.939+02:00

So it seems support for Timezones does not necessarily mean support for Daylight Savings Time. As we all know, VA Smalltalk is not the first and sure not the last software to have troubles with DST…