Modernized <time.h> for ISO C 9X

Markus Kuhn Markus.Kuhn at
Fri Oct 2 11:59:05 UTC 1998

Marc Brett wrote on 1998-09-18 12:09 UTC:
> There have been discussions here before to the effect that TAI is the
> One True Time and all systems should be based around it.  This neglects
> the fact that most of the world runs to UTC not TAI, and that the
> maintenance of the TAI-UTC offset on all machines is an impossible
> expectation.  Your proposal has an important merit in that TAI-UTC
> tables are not strictly necessary.
> Good luck getting this through!

Thanks for your comments.


Markus G. Kuhn, Security Group, Computer Lab, Cambridge University, UK
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