1998-09-17 08:43:16

by Jan Echternach

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Subject: Re: GPS Leap Second Scheduled!

On Tue, Sep 15, 1998 at 09:45:28PM -0400, David Feuer wrote:
> 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.

There is a similar discussion going on in comp.std.c (Subject: C9X FCD - Normalization of broken-down times).

See also http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/c-time/ for a proposal for a
new time API.