Time Libraries Rough Draft

Graham Klyne GK at ninebynine.org
Tue Feb 15 04:53:30 EST 2005

At 00:26 11/02/05 -0800, Ashley Yakeley wrote:
>But by TimeZone I mean a fixed offset to UTC, so perhaps TimeOffset is a
>better name.

Yes, something like that.  (Maybe TimeZoneOffset?)


Apropos nothing in particular, I'm reminded of another wrinkle with leap 
seconds:  it's only in the 'Z' timezone that the leap second is 
inserted/removed at about 23:59:59.  In other timezones it occurs at the 
appropriate offset from this time, so they happen all around the world in 
synchrony, avoiding strange variations between timezone offsets.

Graham Klyne
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