RFC: Time Library 0.1
ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Thu Jul 7 04:36:57 EDT 2005
Ashley Yakeley <ashley at semantic.org> writes:
>> getLeapSecondTable = do [....]
> Returning a built-in table is worse than useless, as any program
> compiled with it will soon break.
Apparently, that's what the Perl library (libdatetime-leapsecond-perl)
does. (It's the only thing I can find on my box that seems to worry
about leap seconds)
"break" as in "give slightly inaccurate results".
> We could however check for /etc/leapseconds.txt, that might be useful.
> But it's not clear what the behaviour on Windows or other platforms
> should be.
Is /etc/leapseconds.txt a standardized file/location at all?
> readLeapSecondTable :: FilePath -> IO LeapSecondTable
It would be nice if it had the ability to fetch the table over the net
as well, perhaps?
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