NSDate offset woes

  • I'm importing a set of dates from a file that I create using
    dateWithString:.  I've encountered some odd behavior in that some of
    the dates are created with an offset of -0700 for PDT and a few have
    the offset -0800 (also PDT apparently).  The date "value" is the same
    -- when I print them out, the dates that show -0800 are adjusted by
    an hour (the local time zone is -0700 btw).  I can't seem to create
    all the dates with the same -0700 offset.  This issue doesn't really
    matter until the dates need to be displayed, but NSDateFormatter
    tends to respect the offset associated with the date, which is odd
    because my understanding is that the date has no associated time zone.

    I'm obviously missing something or this is a bug.

    Greg
  • Greg Hoover wrote:

    > I'm importing a set of dates from a file that I create using
    > dateWithString:.  I've encountered some odd behavior in that some of
    > the dates are created with an offset of -0700 for PDT and a few have
    > the offset -0800 (also PDT apparently).  ...
    >
    > I'm obviously missing something or this is a bug.

    You haven't shown us samples, but is it possible the discrepancy is
    due to daylight savings time? We're not always at the same offset
    from either Greenwich or UTC.
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