System.Time.Clock Design Issues
Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
qrczak at knm.org.pl
Thu Feb 3 12:57:27 EST 2005
Aaron Denney <wnoise at ofb.net> writes:
>> It's not clear what POSIX should have done.
> Yes, it is. Monotonic consistently scaled time is far more important
> than future conversions to UTC.
"Future" becomes "past" as time passes. IMHO it's more important to
have rules which don't change every few months than to have a uniform
The choice "let time_t represent TAI" would not have been a viable
alternative for POSIX without introducing some machinery for
maintaining the leap second table, because people use local time
which is derived from UTC for displaying the time.
__("< Marcin Kowalczyk
\__/ qrczak at knm.org.pl
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