Re: Mechanism to provide tai-utc.dat locally

From: Ashley Yakeley <ashley_at_SEMANTIC.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 02:11:05 -0800

On Dec 26, 2006, at 23:02, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> Of course, needing to know TAI-UTC offsets leads one to interesting
> situations. What does one do if one has TAI time, but not UTC and a
> conversion is asked for?

If it's a time in the future rather than just the current time, the
thread may have to block for years...

Probably you'd want a "quick" function that returns a special "don't
know" value, or throws exception, or returns a special result code
(as COM). Then the caller can decide what to do.

Ashley Yakeley
Received on Wed Dec 27 2006 - 02:12:08 PST

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