Re: [LEAPSECS] The real problem with leap seconds

From: M. Warner Losh <imp_at_BSDIMP.COM>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 09:57:29 -0700 (MST)

In message: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0601091035560.22400_at_cass18>
            Peter Bunclark <psb_at_AST.CAM.AC.UK> writes:
: On Mon, 9 Jan 2006, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
: >
: > I don't think anybody dare even think about redefining POSIX time_t
: I wish people would stop making positive assertions about what other
: people are bound to think. What you mean in is, YOU are against
: suggesting changing (or augmenting) POSIX time.
: I't be interesting to do an FFT on this list, and see if some of the
: contributers actually ever sleep, or do any other work...

There's been many many many people that have tried to fix POSIX
time_t. They have all met with great resistance from the standards
committee. I'm guessing that these well documented cases are what phk
is familiar with when he makes statements like the above.

Received on Mon Jan 09 2006 - 08:59:21 PST

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