Dare I suggest TAIME? I do.
On 9/9/09, Richard Hainsworth <rich...@rusrating.ru> wrote: > Carl Mäsak wrote: >> Darren (>), commit-bot (>>): >> >>>> +Returns a TAI epoch value for the current time. >>>> >>> Shouldn't the result type of time() be an "Instant" object (Instant and >>> Duration are defined in S02) rather than a "Rat"? >>> >> >> I fear that the "Instant" from S02 is a fossil. "Instant" was renamed >> by Dave Rolsky to "DateTime" on 2009-02-19. >> > There was fairly extensive discussion. My recollection was that > 'Instant' and 'Duration' were preferred. > > The problem arises because in English the word 'instant' can be several > parts of speech (noun - 'in an instant', adjective - 'instant coffee'), > and that the adjective is the most common. DateTime is uglier. > > I cant remember whether there was a definitive resolution to this > discussion, other than Dave Rolsky changing the spec and the discussion > fading into other questions. > > Since a TAI epoch value is the underlying metric, how about a 'TAI' as > the type (in place of DateTime)? > > Richard >