Time Libraries Rough Draft
simonmar at microsoft.com
Thu Feb 10 07:19:55 EST 2005
On 10 February 2005 12:12, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
> Seth Kurtzberg <seth at cql.com> writes:
>> The simple fact that UTC time is not monotonically increasing causes
>> a whole host of difficulties.
> And the simple fact that obtaining TAI from systems in use requires
> periodic updates of the leap second table causes other difficulties.
This is a vitally important bit of rationale which has emerged from the
current discussion. I certainly didn't fully appreciate the
difficulties with basing the library on TAI before, and I imagine others
won't too. I think it's important that we clearly state this rationale
in the docs for the new library.
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