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SubjectRe: GPS Leap Second Scheduled!
Martin Mares wrote:
>
> > > 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
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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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