Time Libraries Rough Draft

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Thu Feb 10 05:11:18 EST 2005

On 09 February 2005 11:24, Ashley Yakeley wrote:

Looks good.  A few minor commnets:

> System.Time.LeapSeconds:

I'd call it System.Time.TAI

> module System.Time.Clock ( ... ) where
>   -- | standard Julian count of Earth days
>   type JulianDay = Integer
>   newtype DiffTime = MkDiffTime Integer

Rather than exposing the constructor, I'd make it an abstract type with
an instance of Integral.  You probably want the Integral instance
anyway, so that you can use overloaded literals, and then there's not
much use for the constructor.


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