[erlang-questions] Interesting issue...

Bryan Hughes bryan@REDACTED
Tue Jan 15 17:58:58 CET 2013

Hi Everyone,

I already submitted this to erlang-bugs@REDACTED, but figured others 
might be interested.  I found an interesting issue while traveling and 
working through Thailand.  I have been able to reproduce it on my 
MacBook Pro using R15B01, built from source.

1. Set your date to Indochina Time.
2. In the shell, try executing: 

Here is the exception that I am getting.  Note that the date is a 
validate datetime.

Eshell V5.9.1 (abort with ^G)
1> calendar:local_time_to_universal_time_dst({{2012,12,3},{8,48,42}}).
** exception error: bad argument
      in function erlang:localtime_to_universaltime/2
         called as 
      in call from calendar:local_time_to_universal_time_dst/1 
(calendar.erl, line 282)

When I set my date back to Pacific time, it works without any problem -- 
you can switch it back and forth while in the shell and either get the 
exception, or the correct output.

I was able to isolate it to function the bif.c function, unfortunately 
my environment is not really set up to debug the erlang runtime.

     BIF_RETTYPE localtime_to_universaltime_2(BIF_ALIST_2);



Bryan Hughes
CTO and Founder / *Go Factory*

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