Time Libraries Rough Draft
p.turner at computer.org
Thu Feb 10 10:24:10 EST 2005
On 2005 February 10 Thursday 06:36, Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> I see a calendar as something that maps UTCTime to other structures.
UTCTime should have a distinctive place in the library, because it covers a
broad range of time scales and is almost supported by OSes. But it's as much
a calendar as any other structure. A calendar is a system that handles
arithmetic on days and/or years and related time periods. IMO, since 1960 or
so when the second became divorced from the year, seconds could also be
considered a calendar property.
From this point of view, mapping to and from UTCTime is a conversion between
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