Proposal: Use time rather than old-time in directory

Ashley Yakeley ashley at
Mon Oct 24 10:02:02 CEST 2011

On Sat, 2011-10-22 at 22:28 +0100, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> Hi all,
> This proposal is to change directory to use the time package rather than
> the old-time package. This will hopefully be a significant step towards
> actually making the transition in general.
> I'm not sure if POSIXTime or UTCTime is the better type to use. Does
> anyone know?

Probably you want UTCTime. If it's possible to use directory on a
non-POSIX system, then definitely UTCTime.

BTW folks, I haven't forgotten the realToFrac optimisation and expect to
have a look at it on the weekend.

-- Ashley

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