Time Library Organisation

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Mon Jan 31 11:02:42 EST 2005

On 2005-01-31, Simon Marlow <simonmar at microsoft.com> wrote:
> when TZ is set to "right/..." glibc assumes the system clock is set to
> TAI seconds since the epoch.
> Of course, there's still no way for a user program to tell whether the
> system clock is supposed to be TAI or UTC.

Right.  If we only cared about glibc systems (and a few others, I
believe a couple of the *BSDs may also have this available), TZ
would be a reasonable heuristic (it fails even there because of

Aaron Denney

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