TAI zone?

Paul Koning paul_koning at Dell.com
Thu Jun 30 01:20:15 UTC 2011

On Jun 29, 2011, at 9:01 PM, Paul Koning wrote:

> On Jun 29, 2011, at 8:22 PM, Robert Elz wrote:
>>   Date:        Wed, 29 Jun 2011 14:27:53 -0400
>>   From:        Paul Koning <paul_koning at Dell.com>
>>   Message-ID:  <1ED832E5-A4DA-4BCC-8273-BA2715F12017 at dell.com>
>> | I wonder if this requests amounts to "Posix should be extended to
>> | provide an interface to TAI".  If so, that certainly makes sense.
>> | Is that something tzdata can do, or does it have to be done in some
>> | other layer?
>> It is a mess.   Do remember that POSIX time is really neither UTC nor TAI.
>> That is, it acts like TAI, but the value is the same as it would be if it
>> were UTC.   POSIX manages this by making seconds be variable length objects,
>> so there's always exactly 31536000 of them in a year (31622400 in leap years).
> Wow.  Are you sure of that?  ...

Never mind, I guess my leg just got pulled.


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