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decode-universal-time universal-time &optional time-zone

=> second, minute, hour, date, month, year, day, daylight-p, zone

Arguments and Values:

universal-time---a universal time.

time-zone---a time zone.

second, minute, hour, date, month, year, day, daylight-p, zone---a decoded time.


Returns the decoded time represented by the given universal time.

If time-zone is not supplied, it defaults to the current time zone adjusted for daylight saving time. If time-zone is supplied, daylight saving time information is ignored. The daylight saving time flag is nil if time-zone is supplied.


 (decode-universal-time 0 0) =>  0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1900, 0, false, 0

;; The next two examples assume Eastern Daylight Time.
 (decode-universal-time 2414296800 5) =>  0, 0, 1, 4, 7, 1976, 6, false, 5
 (decode-universal-time 2414293200) =>  0, 0, 1, 4, 7, 1976, 6, true, 5

;; This example assumes that the time zone is Eastern Daylight Time
;; (and that the time zone is constant throughout the example).
 (let* ((here (nth 8 (multiple-value-list (get-decoded-time)))) ;Time zone
        (recently (get-universal-time))
        (a (nthcdr 7 (multiple-value-list (decode-universal-time recently))))
        (b (nthcdr 7 (multiple-value-list (decode-universal-time recently here)))))
   (list a b (equal a b))) =>  ((T 5) (NIL 5) NIL)

Affected By:

Implementation-dependent mechanisms for calculating when or if daylight savings time is in effect for any given session.

Exceptional Situations: None.

See Also:

encode-universal-time, get-universal-time, Section 25.1.4 (Time)

Notes: None.

The following X3J13 cleanup issues, not part of the specification, apply to this section:

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