Time Libraries Rough Draft
Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
qrczak at knm.org.pl
Thu Feb 10 07:11:31 EST 2005
Seth Kurtzberg <seth at cql.com> writes:
> I still think a calendar only makes sense mapping TAI time to other
> structures, including UTC time. There really are good reasons that
> other systems have implemented it this way.
Which other systems? All systems I know (POSIX, Java, .NET, Common
Lisp) use UTC as a base and don't provide TAI at all.
> The simple fact that UTC time is not monotonically increasing causes
> a whole host of difficulties.
And the simple fact that obtaining TAI from systems in use requires
periodic updates of the leap second table causes other difficulties.
__("< Marcin Kowalczyk
\__/ qrczak at knm.org.pl
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