Issues w/Daylight Savings Time in 2007 ?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Thu Dec 28 07:01:51 CET 2006

David Shaw wrote:
> GPG (like all OpenPGP programs) uses the common "seconds since
> 1/1/1970 UTC" method of storing time where daylight savings time or
> other conversions are irrelevant.

In doc/DETAILS, it says that soon GnuPG will migrate to an ISO time
format.  What are the motivating reasons for this?  What's the timeframe
for the changeover?  I've seen this warning in the DETAILS file for
quite some time, so I'm kind of wondering if that's still the plan or if
it's been forgotten about.

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