Proposal for new ISO C 9x time API

D. J. Bernstein djb at
Sat Oct 10 15:19:49 UTC 1998

If you use libtai, but you fail to set up a leap-second table, you get
POSIX time_t: the number of non-leap seconds since the epoch.

Paul Eggert writes:
> Under my proposal, you'd have to record the leap second,

Okay. In that case you're simply talking about what libtai does when
your leap-second table doesn't go back to 1972.

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