Time Library Organisation

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at knm.org.pl
Thu Jan 27 11:10:38 EST 2005

Ketil Malde <ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no> writes:

> It then doesn't *really* matter whether the internal format uses TAI
> or UTC, but time differences in UTC must be compensated for leap
> seconds (so that computations don't go faster or slower because of
> them).

It's not possible to avoid irregularities around leap seconds on at
least some systems, because many systems actually slow down their Unix
second counter (NTP synchronized), and many systems don't (not NTP
synchronized) - you can't determine programmatically which is the case.

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