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    Martin Mares wrote:
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    > > > Of course, the most obvious mistake is using UTC to measure the time
    > > > between events, and that'll just keep on being made.
    > >
    > > Of course, which is why it is important that one can get either UTC
    > > or TAI from whatever format applies.
    >
    > I'm not sure whether there are more programs which break down time() values
    > manually (as said by POSIX) or programs which use time() for measuring time
    > between events. Breaking the latter case seems to be more problematic in my
    > eyes...
    >
    > Have a nice fortnight
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    > Martin `MJ' Mares <mj@ucw.cz> http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~mj/
    > Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
    > "New PC concept: "plug and pray""
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    In my opinion, the thing to do is make the POSIX time function do
    something fairly reasonable, but come up with something better (e.g. UTC
    and TAI in 64 or 128-bit fixed-point format) for newer programs.

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