Proposal for new ISO C 9x time API

D. J. Bernstein djb at
Sat Oct 3 04:39:01 UTC 1998

Markus Kuhn writes:
> The best atomic clock on this planet (CS1 by PTB in Braunschweig) barely
> can do UTC with a real-time precision of one nanosecond.

There are many scientific projects for which nanosecond resolution is
inadequate. ``It's the intervals, stupid.''

> I think attoseconds are horrible overkill.

What exactly do you claim is so ``horrible''? Do you think that you're
going to run out of disk space if you store 16-byte timestamps?

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