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Per Westermark
09/06/12 00:10
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#188249 - Cross-checking important
Responding to: Raghunathan's previous message
Of course, it's always important to validate all assumptions.

Your post seems to indicate that this is a problem with the posted code you found. I would say it's a problem with your asssumption of how to use the code.

Note that the standard CRTL functions gmtime(), localtime(), mktime() etc uses a data structure named "struct tm", where month is zero-based while day of month is one-based. So there are lots of source code on the net that requires january to be zero just because the posted code is intended for use inside the CRTL.

Another thing - the code you uses also subtracts 1970 from the year. Unix epoch is 1970-01-01 00:00. So the time_t data type in C is zero at midnight at crossover from 1969 to 1970.

But another issue.
Your epoch value 1346867100 should have been Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:45:00 GMT. So you seem to be 4 days off.
However, I assume that is an error in your post because your original post did claim that you called the function with parameters specifying september 5th.

List of 22 messages in thread
Error in conversion from Unix EPOCH       Raghunathan      09/05/12 10:03      
   zero        J. Guy      09/05/12 10:32      
   DMonth[month-1] ????        Stefan KAnev      09/05/12 11:50      
      Stefan is correct and...      Daniel Contarino      09/05/12 14:11      
         +4 - 100 + 400      Per Westermark      09/05/12 14:46      
            right, but...      Stefan KAnev      09/05/12 14:54      
               88 years is a long time      Per Westermark      09/05/12 14:55      
                  That is what they said in the 60's      Neil Kurzman      09/06/12 13:46      
      Thanks. Problem solved      Raghunathan      09/05/12 22:26      
         Cross-checking important      Per Westermark      09/06/12 00:10      
            Just a foot note about the year      Per Westermark      09/06/12 03:00      
               ?back conversion      Stefan KAnev      09/06/12 04:56      
                  No - multiplier should not be 366      Per Westermark      09/06/12 05:21      
                     Running out of seconds > 1970      David Prentice      09/06/12 10:00      
                        signed is actually common - to support dates before 1970      Per Westermark      09/06/12 12:42      
                        Will You Now.      Neil Kurzman      09/06/12 13:53      
                           Have you considered leap seconds?      KONSTANTINOS L. ANGELIS      09/07/12 05:00      
                              Leap seconds can almost always be ignored        Per Westermark      09/07/12 05:37      
                                 Time is passing anyway or is it just an illusion?      KONSTANTINOS L. ANGELIS      09/07/12 07:00      
                                    Missiles? Leap seconds contra way larger drift...      Per Westermark      09/07/12 07:45      
         No such thing as a free lunch!      Andy Neil      09/07/12 15:28      
   Link?      Andy Neil      09/08/12 03:16      

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