TAI-based non-POSIX time_t
D. J. Bernstein
djb at cr.yp.to
Tue Apr 13 20:17:38 UTC 2004
Markus Kuhn writes:
> such things tend to be neglected, and then the local times get derived
How come you aren't screaming about the much larger local-time errors
that occur when tz updates are neglected? Those errors are thousands of
times larger! Why aren't you proposing that UNIX time_t be local time?
Eventually we'll all have the TAI-to-local-time tables automatically
updated through the network. The existing software, even without perfect
automation, already gives us accurate local-time displays---a basic test
flunked by all of your proposals whenever leap seconds occur.
---D. J. Bernstein, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
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