System.Time.Clock Design Issues

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Fri Feb 4 06:26:21 EST 2005

On 04 February 2005 11:00, Glynn Clements wrote:

> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> The time zone issue is a red herring.  You can use UTC calendar time
>> exclusively if you want.
> I'm not entirely sure what you mean by that, but you need local
> calendar times for date arithmetic, e.g. "one month from now":

Yes of course.  That comment was in reply to Ashley's comparison of
POSIX time and calendar time, where he said that "calendar time ... may
be dependent on timezone".  I was just pointing out that the fact that
calendar time includes the timezone is not a limitation.


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