Time Resolution

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Mon Jan 31 03:28:14 EST 2005

Ashley Yakeley <ashley at semantic.org> writes:

> What underlying numerical type should be used to store TAI and UTC 
> types, and at what resolution?

It would be nice if the interface was such that it didn't matter to
the user.  Couldn't it be an opaque type?  And does the resolution
have to be standardized?  Standardizing on picoseconds is probably
safe, but I think it would be better to be able to query about the
underlying clock resolution, instead of getting a long sequence of
non-significant digits.

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