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TimeZone in jdk1.1.8

Posted by Zarko Miloseski on August 23, 2000 at 2:31 AM


Could anyone offer any feedback on the following code;

Setting the time zone to be "GMT+10:00" doesn't seem to
reflect the 10 hours in the 'dateString'. I achieve this by
setting the row offset to 10 hours converted in milliseconds.
With jdk1.1.8 it appears that there is a need to set the time
zone and locale to get the correct local time. With jdk1.2
there is no need to deal with timezones and locales. Is there
a better way of this then below in jdk 1.1.8 . What will happen
if some one used the code below in a different time zone.

I did not think hard-coding the timezone and locale is a good

TimeZone timeZone = TimeZone.getTimeZone("GMT+10:00");
Locale loc = new Locale("en", "AU");
SimpleDateFormat formatter
= new SimpleDateFormat
("dd-MM-yyyy G 'at' hh:mm:ss a zzz", loc);
Date currentTime = new Date();
String dateString = formatter.format(currentTime);

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Zarko Miloseski


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