"M. Warner Losh" wrote on 2006-01-09 16:57 UTC: > There's been many many many people that have tried to fix POSIX time_t.
One person's "fix" is another person's "recipe for disaster" ... The POSIX definition of time_t is not quite as broken as some individuals would like you to believe. It actually does its job very well, especially out there in the real world, where UTC is easily and reliably available from many, many, independent channels. The same surely could not (and probably still cannot) be said for "TAI" and for automatic leap-second table updates. You cannot get TAI from the BBC evening news, and you still cannot even get it reliably from your average local NTP server. (I know, we've already discussed this here, on [EMAIL PROTECTED], on pasc-time-study, and on austin-group-l in *very* great detail, many, many, many times, so I'll stop.) Markus -- Markus Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ || CB3 0FD, Great Britain