TZInfo – Ruby Timezone Library

September 19th, 2005

TZInfo is a Ruby library that uses the standard tz (Olson) database to provide daylight-savings aware transformations between times in different timezones. The tz database is compiled into Ruby classes which are packaged in the release. No external zoneinfo files are required at runtime.

Sweet! Another item off the todo list I don’t have to do. And Scott has written an article about how to use it as a replacement for Rail’s “so-broken-its-negligent” TimeZone implementation.

As a hacker (is it a universal feeling?) its always an ambiguous feeling to see someone else cross an item off your todo list, a little sense of a loss (I was looking forward to solving that problem) with a bit of glee (Now I get to solve more interesting problems!)

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