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Re: [SLUG] Re: Time Pedantry
- To: Nick Andrew <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: Time Pedantry
- From: Jamie Wilkinson <jaq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 11:57:42 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
On 3 April 2010 12:51, Nick Andrew <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 01:33:03PM +1100, Jake Anderson wrote:
>> We should all just use unix timestamp for all date/time communications
>> and be done with it.
> Pity that unix time_t ignores leap seconds :-)
And the corollary that anyone using ntpd or other time synchronisation
discipline now has a gettimeofday() that breaks the POSIX definition.
(I actually love that this thread came up. Time is full of trivia and
holes and arcanity!)