Time Library Organisation

Keean Schupke k.schupke at imperial.ac.uk
Thu Jan 27 12:22:11 EST 2005

Simon Marlow wrote:

>You can't assume that time_t is not being adjusted for leap seconds: the
>host might be running NTP, for example.  The best thing to do seems to
>be to assume that time_t is a count of seconds since the epoch minus
>leap seconds, and calculate TAI from that.  It might be wrong by up to a
>second around a leap second on a host running NTP, and slightly more
>wrong on a host not running NTP, but the latter probably don't care too
>much about second-accuracy anyway.
Why not directly use a system timer... When the library initialises we 
get the
time, and then allocate a dedicated system timer, which we use to count 
time intervals...


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