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 -
220.127.116.11 Normalization of broken-down times).
See also http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/c-time/ for a proposal for a
new time API.