Re: [LEAPSECS] Mechanism to provide tai-utc.dat locally

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 09:36:55 +0000

In message <>, "Clive D.W. Feather
" writes:
>M. Warner Losh said:

>WG14 is willing in principle to make changes to time_t, up to and including
>completely replacing it by something else. *BUT* it needs a complete and
>consistent proposal and, preferably, experience with it.
>Any proposal has got to deal with a whole load of issues, many of which
>haven't been properly documented. For example, it should be possible to add
>and subtract times and intervals (e.g. "what time is 14 months and 87 days
>from now?").

... which is exactly the kind of thing you can not do with any
{origin+offset} format, due to leap seconds.

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