Comments from David R Tribble on ISO C 9X time proposal
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Fri Oct 2 15:58:18 UTC 1998
David Tribble (via Markus Kuhn) wrote:
> 11. TIME_PROCESS and TIME_THREAD fill a definite need, a la the times()
> call of POSIX. However, there is no way to ascertain the total elapsed
> CPU time for *child* processes. Perhaps a TIME_PROCESS_CHILDREN?
Does ISO C now have a notion of processes or threads, or children?
> 12. There ought to be a way to retrieve information for the local timezone.
> The definition of tz_prep() states that a null argument returns information
> about "some externally defined default timezone". A better definition
> would return information about "the local timezone, possibly determined
> from some external source (such as the program execution environment)".
The objection here is "Local to whom"? The physical location of a
computer is becoming less and less significant. If I'm in Alabama, do I
care what a server in Georgia (the Republic of) thinks "the" time is?
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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