the ``need'' for POSIX times

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Oct 10 21:53:41 UTC 1998

In fact all this bludgeoning of each other with UTC timestamps and
TAI timestamps is quite irrelevant to any matter where legal future
times are wanted.

Future times that are of legal significance *must* be maintained in
fully broken-down format, because they are invariably specified according
to the local time of a specified place.  There is no telling
how many seconds will elapse between Now and Then, because
the timezone rules may change between Now and Then, by as much as
24 hours!

John Cowan					cowan at
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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